we use our scraps for good!
during the creation of our collections, we always save any leftover textile scraps and find creative ways to use every last bit of our custom woven textiles. over the years, we’ve repurposed them in collaborations with artists, in our crowd-sourced community quilt, and in patch kits that you have upcycled in creative and unique ways!
our latest iteration of this commitment is our Scrap Fellowship: a program in which we donate our scraps to people or organizations that will use them to create positive change.
our 2020 scrap fellowship
our first-ever ace&jig Scrap Fellowship went to the Children's Institute of Fashion Arts, and their afterschool programs teaching children to sew.
in a year with so much change, their original plans for the scraps evolved quickly, and they took their afterschool programs online.
we loved seeing glimpses of their program through the screenshots they shared of students using ace&jig scraps to learn sewing techniques and create small crafts!
(photo by Maria Postigo)
our 2021 Scrap Fellowship!
the votes are in, and our 2021 Scrap Fellowship will go to Lindsay Watson, the Executive Director of Threaded Together, an Arizona non-profit devoted to "inspiring creativity and connection through textile arts programs that empower participants, enrich our community, and offer employment pathways women and vulnerable populations."
stay tuned for future updates on how they put our scraps to good use!