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A Global Approach is in the bag for Echoes in the Attic
Toronto, Summer/08 – The Global Group’s ‘left0vers’ are a veritable mountain of fabric remnants, but instead of adding to the landfill Global’s planet friendly generosity sees them donating 200 – 500 pounds bi-weekly to the salvage-savvy, Canadian bag company Echoes in the Attic.
The forward-thinking donations of this internationally known, Toronto-based Company have bowled over the designer/co-owners of Echoes. The Mompreneur-run business continues to forge quickly ahead offering a line of ‘rescued remnant’ handbags, totes, laptop and diaper bags, and pillows to a growing roster of consumers with a green conscience.
Echoes in the Attic’s popularity has seen their re-inventive product line expand into more than 50 stores & boutiques across Canada, 7 on-line e-tailers and Echoes’ own web store.
It’s hard to imagine that Echoes’ collection of re-purposed accessories was once a lowly pile of discarded off-cuts or soon-to-be-tossed samples. In fact, most people can’t believe the spot-on, trend-setting line is made from reclaimed fabrics.
The win/win chain down the line is simple: donated fabrics take the weight off the landfill, keep costs down so retailers can offer recycled options at obscenely low prices, and a Canadian business keeps hand-made craftsmanship alive while remaining viable and lucrative.
Echoes in the Attic is based in Bradford Ont. w.905-775-4656 c.905-252-5552
Vicky Gerke & Laura Jennekens are co-owners running their ever-expanding business from a home office/workshop.
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Remember what mom always said “Don’t throw that away it’s perfectly good!”