I just learned about re:loom from photographer/blogger Polly Nance. Re:loom is a Georgia based movement that “employs and empowers homeless and low-income individuals through weaving beautifully-designed products out of upcycled materials. Proceeds support weavers’ salaries and the Initiative for Affordable Housing to reduce homelessness” Re:loom uses donated fabric remnants to create new rugs, placemats, wall hangings, etc. and employs women who have been struggling with poverty, homelessness and unemployment. The women are taught the craft of hand-weaving, and are offered a secure working environment with a salary that will hopefully help end the cycle of poverty. Re:loom has an online shop and offers numerous opportunities to get involved through donations of time in the weaving house, creative energy, materials, tools, teaching, writing, photography, or just plain getting the word out.
With your help, re:loom creates handmade products, saves the environment & helps individuals break the cycle of poverty.