blue cereal bowl in an African Textile bowl cozie

Handmade in San Francisco with fabric remnants from larger projects.

Bowl Cozies: Reversible African Ankara cotton wax fabric bowl cozies. Fully insulated to protect your hands from hot and cold bowls brimming with soup, ice-cream, cereal.

Tote Bags, Zipper Cases, Pouches: Reversible and lined with African Ankara cotton fabric remnants. Perfect for trips to the farmer’s market or to lug around your everyday essentials. 100% cotton and machine washable for easy cleaning.

Patchwork Rabbits: Vibrant, differently textured, and patterned West African Ankara cotton fabric remnants. The first Patchwork Rabbit was inspired by her creator’s love of the bunnies she adopted from a local rescue.

Produced by Arawak Islands Ltd. a small, Grenadian-owned company that produces 100% natural made products from Grenada’s raw materials.

Coconut Shell Candles: Eco-friendly, coconut-soy wax blend, hand-poured into a reusable, completely biodegradable coconut shell. 

Recycling Stories

“India has a strong culture of recycling. The life of a t-shirt may start at a party, move on to a casual outing, to nightwear, eventually used in the Holi festival of colors, and then finally, a mop to clean the floor!

This recycling is evident in the apparel industry as well. A lot of companies recycle fabric wastes to create accessories, jewelry and patched one-of-a-kind garments. Doodlage, a brand started by Kriti Tula in 2012, creates clothing from textile waste. Tula goes around buying scraps from fabric manufacturers and crafts them into one-of-a-kind clothes which have been showcased at international shows.

Chindi, literally meaning “scraps,” is another brand that uses fabric scraps from the garment-making process and crafts them into toilet kits, yoga bags, tote bags, and small clutches.”

Reducing Textile & Apparel Waste, By Ritu Jadwani, Delaware Valley Section


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