Aiming to be producing zero waste, Thought 2
Following on from thought 1! Tim keller in his sermon ‘Can faith be Green’ referred to a farm in the US called Polyface Farm, http://www.polyfacefarms.com/. Polyface farm, motivated by faith is working a profit on the basis of sustainability inspired by watching patterns of animal behaviour and environmental factors that exist in nature, approaching farming with a holistic and loving attitude towards the landscape and animals. An inspiration to us all!
How can I in my business for making ethical clothing for children use this perspective working from rural, suburban Dorset? By the end of 2012 I want the business to be producing zero waste. This aim has been given a recent boost of motivated following watching the BBC series on the Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve. In episode 4 Oman to the Maldives he showed shocking footage of the landfill site on an island in the Maldives. Or rather a ‘land cover and spill over site’ that was seeping and polluting the fragile but rich marine habitat, site that the general public are ignorant of in the Maldives or at home in the UK. It is imperative we take responsibility for our waste and not throw it away.
I know this task will cost me time and money and reduce my profit margin but if I can get it right when we’re still small then as we grow it should naturally fall into place.
My waste consists of fabric scraps, packaging; plastic and cardboard, paper, thread waste. The key ones I need creative solutions for is non-recyclable plastic and the thread waste!
Children's clothing made with an environmental conscience, the draginfly dress is made using 50% fairtrade organic cotton.