Gifted more than 3700 sheets and 5000 bags & 5000 pillows to date. Saving tens tons of scrap from, the landfill and combine with gifting brings a wonderful warmth to the heart of buddies who toiled many hours.
Our Mission is to :
Save the landfill from fabric scrap
Help the deserving with items made by these scraps
Our Vision is to :
Create awareness to save own fabric scrap and help preserve the Earth from fabric generated carbon footprints.
More than 500 fantastic buddies volunteer at Save Scrap & Sew.
One can sort, iron, cut or stich to make a difference in the lives of thousands.
Save Scrap & Sew collects fabric scrap from tailors to create utility items, like sheets, bags and pillows. Our buddies, pitch in to sort, cut, iron & sew. When we find a deserving individual/ institution, we gift the items made by us. The idea is to give without delay or hoarding, and to anyone who will use it immediately.
Our Mantra is:
'Efficiency is More Important than Perfection.'
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Q1. How did SSS start?
Ans1. It started with 2 bags of scrap and couple of volunteers in September 2015.
Q2. What are the products made till now?
Ans2. Bags, sheets and few pillows .
Q3. Why don’t you create garments out of them?
Ans3. The scraps are very small and creating garments is time consuming and needs higher skills. One also need buttons, elastic etc. which adds to the cost.
Q4. What will it cost me now?
Ans4. Now your time and labor is most important. Maybe few threads too, if you stitch or sew You will need a good pair of scissors, ruler and marker.
Q5. How much time do I need to donate to this?
Ans5. Your time and labor is purely your own choice there is no compulsion. We normally do once a week two hours.
Q6. What do you do with these products?
Ans6. We give them to charity ,orphan homes and underprivileged people.
Q7. How do you identify the charities or people?
Ans7. There is no set method. Anyone can suggest a suitable entity and we follow up and gift.
Q8. Why don’t you sell these and contribute to charity?
Ans8. The idea of taking free fabric from tailors and selling even for charitable purposes borders on ethical grounds.
Q9. Who should I contact?
Ans9. Sign up and mention your interest and sewing skills and Shambavi will contact you. Incase you don't know sewing but would like to learn Shambavi will teach you to sew a straight line.
Q10. How old do I have to be to participate?
Ans10. If you can read this you can participate.
Q11. Should I bring my scraps and old clothes?
Ans11. No, use your personal scraps to make something for yourself and your family. Old cloth can be handed as it is for somebody needy, you know personally.
Q12. Why don’t you use old sheets and clothes for your work?
Ans12. We don’t know where these are going. There should be dignity in receiving also. There cannot be quality control with old clothes so we stitch new.