Textiles only comprise approximately 6% of landfill volume, and as such it was the last priority of waste management experts compared to things like tires, lightbulbs, e-waste – a far bigger problem that needed to be tackled first. Stewardship programs have done that brilliantly, and now textiles is next on everyone’s agenda. It is rumoured that in 2017 stewardship for textiles will be a real thing – and we are seeing hints of that happen in the marketplace. Textile Waste […]
We recently visited famed loctician (dreadlock specialist) Karen Wallington of ModLocks in Toronto. who gave us a great DIY idea using sewing scraps and notions to embellish hair! (She also made a sizeable textile donation to our Sick Kids Hospital fundraiser – thanks, Karen!) Karen gave us some tips on a very popular embellishment of wrapping a dreadlock – although invented for dreadlocks, this can just as easily applied to regular hair sections that are not dreadlocked. Our VP, Daniela […]
TWD’s Daniella Siggia was on hand with Morning Live’s Bob Cowan to talk about new life for textiles, diverting from landfills and contributing to Ontario’s job economy. Check out the video!
For Immediate Release (Aug 9, Toronto) It was unexpected – like it always is. It came out of nowhere – shocking….and devastating. One day Judy Papa was a normal, busy working mother living a normal busy life – working in a dental office and living in Woodbridge, Ontario with her husband Joe and their three young children – , Brianna, Massimo, and Matteo. Then in the space of just a few hours everything changed. The family suddenly found themselves thrust […]