Saturday, March 28, 2009

Flirt Gets Green at the Grand Army Farmer's Market

So we make clothing. And what happens when you make clothing? You make fabric scraps. Lots and lots of fabric scraps. We don't want to throw them away because, to be honest, it's wasteful and some of them are big enough for small projects but they pile up faster than we can quilt them. So we keep them.

Here is just a fraction of what we wind up with:

Recently Patti did a little research and found that, indeed, there is a place that recycles fabric scraps and it's close by. So this Saturday morning she staggered over to Grand Army Plaza carrying two huge Ikea bags (oh Ikea bags, we love you) filled with scraps and scraps of fabric.

What a relief to get rid of all those little pieces without having to add to any landfills. They not only accept fabric but also clothing, shoes, bedding, linens, hats, handbags, and belts. So if you have clothing, shoes, or fabric you just don't know what to do with lug it over to Grand Army Plaza next Saturday. And we all know what more closet space allows for. . .more clothing, shoes, and fabric, of course.
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