If you spend any time on Pinterest or YouTube, you may have noticed the ample number of videos showing embroidery techniques for mending clothes. You may have also seen some patches on jeans as a “new” trend. From the waste reduction perspective, this trend can be seen a positive. Per the Saturday Evening Post, in 2018, each US citizen throws away about 81 pounds of clothing and other textiles annually. The U.S. EPA estimates that textile waste fills nearly 9% of space within each landfill.
Some tips to help combat this waste:
I am happy to announce that I launched a non-profit for environmental awareness and education last month. Our mission is to provide inspiration and education to the community to empower people to preserve and protect the environment. Stay tuned for the website to launch at the3res.org. Please consider supporting out efforts when you shop at Amazon by using the link above.
We are so pleased and honored to announce that we were selected to receive a 2018 micro grant from Burners Without Borders. Thank you so much to the selection committee. This money will help us add another design and allow us to attend 2 more events this month to spread the recycling message! Read more about the grants and Burners Without Borders here.
Recycled Rainbow will be at the Plano Artfest on April 28, 2018 with a new design. Come by to visit and make some art.
Call for artists who use recycled materials in their work. Promote yourself at the Great American Cleanup post-event on April 14th, 2018. Crews will clean up litter in local areas. There is an after event celebration. We will bring the award-winning interactive art piece "Recycle Rainbow" and show recycled arts and crafts in a pop up gallery at the celebration. Submissions to email@example.com
The nitty gritty - if you would like your work to be featured at the event please send an email with a photograph of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please describe what recycled materials you have used. You can have multiple pieces. This is a family friendly event.
Please email Rebecca if you have any questions. We hope to see you there! Thanks!
Re-Crafter participated in the after party for the Great American Clean Up in Plano on April 8, 2017. We created an interactive art piece, a mural out of bottle caps. Caps have been collected over the past few months by friends of Re-Crafter and the City of Plano. People attending the event could come and select caps and place them into the mural following the color code. The kids seemed to have a great time and everyone was pleased with the final result.