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Outcast foods and Slow Lovely Fabric are making a difference with the leftovers
My wife loves buying old bedsheets.
Not for us to sleep on, but for the fabric.
She had it in her head that she could use them to sew with.
My wife loves saving scraps of material that are too small to make any thing with.
They sat in bins for a year or two, cluttering up her sewing room.
These leftovers seemed like a waste of space and completely unnecessary.
Now she makes unique skirts out of the old bedsheets.
Now, she makes patchwork quilted bags and placemats from the fabric scraps.
She’s taking unwanted fabric, upholstery swatches, old sheets and left over scraps and creating functional things of beauty from them.
He work is giving second life to fibers that would otherwise end up in landfills.
Most landfills have enormous amounts of clothing in them. This is another shadowy aspect of the fast fashion industry.
Outcast foods are a company operating locally. They’re providing upcycled nutrition.
They call themselves “A sustainable food tech company making beautiful food out of ugly prod…
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