In celebration of Earth Day, we would like to share with you the work of a local, earth-friendly, non-profit organization, re:loom.
Based in the Decatur community of Atlanta, re:loom is the weaving enterprise of the Initiative for Affordable Housing. Beautiful upcycled rugs, hammocks, placemats, purses and other small accessories are made from textile scraps and plastic bags. Skilled weavers make the unique products from textile waste that would otherwise end up in a landfill.
re:loom has created 12 full time jobs with benefits, 10 of which are held by homeless or low-income women and men struggling to provide for their families. All proceeds from the sale of re:loom products are reinvested in skills training and services for re:loom employees.
The weavers take great pride in the one-of-a-kind products they create - each one is truly a work of art!
|27x30 grocery bag door mat $60|
|26x54 upcycled fabric blend rug $225|
To view more re:loom products or to learn more about their mission, please visit www.reloom.org
**all photos courtesy reloom.org website