Once upon a time
There was an textile lover named Kavitha.
She enrolled herself for advanced sewing lessons. She had a great time and made friends. Then came the day that changed her life.
Kavitha realized that she loved fabric so much that she didn’t mind where she got them from – a shop or the bin. She loved the scraps and the bin became her treasure chest. She understood 4 things about herself.
The big change
These revelations changed Kavitha for the better. She no longer works as a dressmaker, but is now a changemaker. She is now a full time environmental activist fighting the good fight for the fabrics with no voice.
Back in the sewing class, with her teacher’s help, Kavitha set up a system to collect fabric scraps. A bag was hung by the bin. All students were told to throw their fabric scraps into this bag and not the bin.
The message was for once, size doesn’t matter. Drop all or any fabric, big or small. This is was the birth of the Community fabric rescue scheme. CFRS if you like a jargon.
CFRS has so far collected 15 kilos of fabric, buttons, threads, zips, lace, ribbons, wadding, felt and all kinds of sewing haberdashery items. These rescued items form the backbone of isifiso and gives the business it’s purpose
The fabric scraps are used to make sustainable products. What was considered waste is now turned into a product that reduces your waste. Cycle of life.