Tonight, my parents put a thought in my head that anybody and everybody can consume great design, great value & contribute to social good at the same time.
Instead of going to a shiny new store to replace worn, tired living room furniture, they traipsed off to a halfway house founded and managed entirely by reformed & rehabilitated ex-prisoners needing a fair chance at life.
On top of a lovely solid wood sofa set, they also provided a job, supported a small, much needed business venture & boosted some severely deflated egos. Let’s not even go into the monetary rewards.
The next time you might need something, go the Salvation Army, or support an emerging designer or a halfway house supporting abused women. Make like Sarah Cihat who salvages crappy plates from Salvation Army & turns them into something entirely delectable.