re:loom project news

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 20, 2013

reloomlogoA few weeks ago I told you about a Decatur, Ga. nonprofit called re:loom.

re:loom helps adults transition out of homelessness by giving them full time jobs with benefits, like vacation and health insurance. It’s a project developed by the nonprofit Initiative for Affordable Housing. Proceeds from sales of re:loom products go back into the program.

There are two new developments that I’d like to share with you and I hope you’ll share the news with others. Full disclosure: I am proud to say I am a volunteer assisting this wonderful organization.

  1. The Icebox, an Atlanta-based corporate merchandising company, has agreed to make regular donations of material to re:loom. Misprints, unclaimed orders and other surplus items from The Icebox donations will be upcycled by workers at re:loom’s Weavehouse. I got a chance to meet The Icebox Head of Marketing Brett Campbell during his recent tour of the Weavehouse and he couldn’t say enough good things about the project. Many thanks to him and The Icebox for helping out.
  2. Atlanta MADE will now carry re:loom products in its store on Howell Mill Road in Atlanta. Atlanta MADE is a retail store featuring products from artists and craftsmen in the metro Atlanta area. If you like shopping local, this is great way to support the economy in your community. Remember, you can also buy re:loom products at the website, reloom.org.  Even if you aren’t in the market for re:loom’s products, you can help out by making a donation at the website. Every contribution helps.

Things are coming along nicely at the Weavehouse and I am excited about re:loom’s future. Stay tuned ….

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Dan Whisenhunt is editor and publisher of Decaturish.com. https://www.linkedin.com/in/danwhisenhunt

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