After carpet bombing friends and family with the link to this blog yesterday night, this morning I can announce that ‘Sew Good’ has made its VERY FIRST SALE. Many thanks go out to Ms Uschi Bauer, a keen birder, who bought a reusable shopping bag made from material with a design of birds. I hope to be able to deliver it to her shortly and that she gets many years of use from it.
Today I was excited to swing by Windhoek to collect two large and welcome donations from new supporters.
Mrs Gertrude Piek of the Namibia Bird Club (https://www.namibiabirdclub.org/) kindly handed over a large quantity of cotton material, some of which may be of use to a group member who is skilled at quilting. She also supplied a lot of wooden beads, which I had been unable to find on sale in any local shops.
Our very own Safari Court Hotel (https://www.safarihotelsnamibia.com/safari-court-hotel/) also stepped up and contributed old plain cotton sheets that can be used to line bags, thus ensuring that the ‘Sew Good’ group does not have to purchase this essential item from their income.
‘Sew Good’ received its first donation of fabric swatches and wallpaper samples from ‘Touch of Style’ in mid-June 2019. https://www.facebook.com/touchofstyleinteriordecor/
Many thanks indeed to Annette, Nicky and the team.
‘Sew Good’ is a Windhoek-based pilot enterprise that will be soft launched this weekend (22/23 June 2019). Using fabric and wallpaper donations from interior design shops in the Namibian capital, three women will be able to start supplementing their household incomes by making up shopping bags, patchwork tote bags, fabric containers for a range of gifts, and Bible covers – all reusable and made from discontinued shop stock that would otherwise go to waste. Thanks go to Merryl Butcher who first suggested this idea many months ago.
‘Sew Good’ artisans are also able to make other fabric items to order and are developing product lines to utilise the waste wallpaper samples in their stock. To find out more about ‘Sew Good’ and request a quotation, please contact Julia Gomachas on: 081 2073156 or SewGoodNamibia@gmail.com
(Profiles of the three founder members of ‘Sew Good’ to follow!)