Why Salvaged Materials?
On rare occasion I do have to venture to a retail store for shiny new supplies. It's painful and I worry about every chemical and unfair labor practice and gallon of fossil fuel that united to bring me that spool of thread in the perfect shade of cerulean. But increasingly, even threads and hardware come to me after a first life somewhere else.
Top Ten Reasons I Love Salvaged Materials
Favorite Sources for Salvage
Found along the roadside, trail, or stream is the best but others sources include:
The Scrap Exchange Durham
Amazing fabric scraps and remnants, notions, hardware, cutter quilts and other domestics, and always, more surprises than items on my list.
PTA Thrift Shops, Carrboro-Chapel Hill
PTA Thrift Shops, Chatham County
Habitat ReStores, Orange-Durham
Salvage Sheds via Orange County Waste Management