Discarded tablecloths destined for landfill are turned into new products by PeopleWearSF. It’s The TableCloth Project! read more
San Francisco, CA – Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Is supporting products that are made in San Francisco important to you? Do you support the city’s goal of zero waste by
2020? Well then, you NEED to be styling one of The Table Cloth Project bags. They are designed and produced in San Francisco from discarded tablecloths.
Members of PeopleWearSF, the San Francisco Bay Area’s apparel industry trade association, are at it again. Together with the San Francisco Hotel/Non-Profit Collaborative, they are designing ways to creatively keep an estimated 100 tons of discarded tablecloths and napkins from going to landfill.
Jo Licata, Community Projects Manager for Hilton San Francisco Union Square, and co-founder of the S.F. Hotel/Non-profit Collaborative states, “This is an exciting project, converting excess or non-usable banquet linen into tote bags. This project reuses banquet linen that would be discarded, gives employment to people here in the City, and also produces a “Made in San Francisco” item.
“By diverting tablecloths from the waste stream, a new environmentally appropriate manufacturing model is under construction,” states Gail Baugh, President of PeopleWearSF. For every ton of textile product diverted from landfill and reused, an estimated 20 tons of CO2 is saved. The tablecloths are clean yet uniquely stained or damaged from customer use, making them a perfect material for bags to take shopping, to school, a conference, the gym, or the beach.
Send PeoplewearSF a picture of your TableCloth Project Bag in use! Or, contact us for TableCloth Bags customized for your company or business needs.
The TableCloth Project, no 2 TCBags are alike, each has a lively history!