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Zero Waste Daniel – Brooklyn designer turns waste scrap fabric into high fashion

Daniel Silverstein looked at what was around him and used his creativity and talent to make a difference (and some nifty clothes. )  As well as being an artist and inspiration, he is reducing landfill and creating jobs, nurturing talent and creating community cohesion through his shop.

Visit Daniel’s webpage zerowastedaniel.com // Twitter @ZeroWasteDaniel // Facebook @ZeroWasteDaniel

Charity shop challenge

Caroline Jones

365 outfits to raise money for Cancer Research

Caroline Jones has pledged to wear a new outfit every day styled with items from Cancer Research UK, in memory of her Mum who worked at the charity shop.

Caroline is posting her outfits on her Instagram feed and on Facebook.

She is doing this to raise money for Cancer Research UK and you can donate on her Just Giving page.

Donors will go out of their way to save cats. People? It’s complicated.

In Chris Arnade’s article in The Guardian on 27th May 2014, he ponders how easy people find it to donate to support animal charities because animals are ‘blameless’ but become more conflicted about donating to humans.

“It is uncomfortable for many people to contemplate that perhaps homeless addicts are just as smart and just as ethical as anyone else. It requires us to come to realize that maybe “success” (as society defines it) has to do with luck, with being born in the right place and at the right time, and with being subject to laws and law enforcement that are designed to help instead of hurt you.” – Chris Arnade