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Why Fabric Scraps are Worth Saving

Have you ever felt like fabric scraps are the bane of your existence? No? Ok, maybe it’s just me! At WORK+SHELTER fabric scraps are one of those pests, that no matter how hard you try (unless we’re working with a zero-waste* design) you simply cannot avoid them. Think of it this way, you have a […]

Chances Are This Fabric is Covering Your Bum Right Now

Close to 80% of material used at WORK+SHELTER is cotton. Almost all of that is organic. Why does that matter? Well, besides the fact that this crop has likely been converted into material that is probably next to your skin right now, producing cotton can have startling social, environmental, and economic impacts. For starters, check […]

Designing with Upcycled Saris: A Fun + Sustainable Solution

  “To produce anything new, you’re using so many resources–using recycled materials is the most sustainable option.” -Lily Forbes Shafroth of LILY FORBES Co.   The pursuit of the world’s most eco-friendly material feels like an eternal journey. Over the years bamboo, organic cotton,and recycled polyester have all informally claimed to be the world’s most […]