Wednesday, July 29, 2009

fabric hunting...

We use a lot of recycled fabrics when we create our bennykelly garments, mainly because it is soo sustainable.  But we also do it because it makes each piece even more unique and individual!  Well our fabric bins have been running low, so kelly and I decided to hit up our favorite place to score used/leftover fabrics, SCRAP.

If you don't know SCRAP, listen up because you have been missing out!  SCRAP is the Scrounger's Center for Reusable Art Parts in San Francisco, CA.  Basically a creative reuse center, store and workshop space founded in 1976. Donations of high quality, low cost, re-usable materials such as textiles, paper, jewelry findings, wood, buttons and plastics are collected from businesses, institutions and individuals then sorted, displayed and distributed by SCRAP for artists, educational and community groups. Free materials and art activities are provided through their community outreach service.

We have been to a few creative reuse centers or depot but none have ever come close to the prices and selection that SCRAP supports.  Just look at all the fabric (we guess about 10 yards) and the sweet vintage pin cushion we got today for only $5!!  But what we love the best is that your purchase at SCRAP is technically a donation to a non-profit.  You are helping perpetuate a sustainable community while getting goodies you need/want.

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