Black Dog Textiles
Recycling with creativity and imagination in the community
I love fabric (the colours, the textures and even the smells). Fabrics send me back in time to the child who wanted to collect all that was pretty and shiny. I am amazed and delighted by the fabrics created by the modern textile industry and one of my desires is to pass on some of my childhood delight to other people. But so much fabric is wasted by the textile industry and its consumers that another keen desire of mine is to counteract some of this waste.
A typical Black Dog bag is made from fabric scraps (off-cuts from a kilt for example) waste plastic packaging, shock-cord remnants and second-hand buttons.
These tiny pages from fabric sample books are typical of the waste produced by the textile industry. I used my imagination and eye for colour to create a whole "almost edible" range of bags which used them. You can see more of them in the the gallery
Individuals and businesses have all recycled fabric by donating it to Black Dog Textiles. (see links) Thank you all for helping me recycle and rescue so much!