Save A Sample! has been making it easy for designers to donate materials and samples to local design students throughout the U.S. while saving tons of materials from landfills. Things will be different this year, however. The annual, non-profit recycling drive is expanding its sustainable mission to Canada. The event — sponsored by SpecSimple.com, and platinum joint sponsors Arborite and Wilsonart — takes place from September 27 to 28 in Montreal, Quebec, and Vancouver. Design firm sign up begins in July.
“We’re going global!”, reveals Suzanne Swift, Save A Sample!’s founder and president of SpecSimple.com, a web portal for design industry information and the home of Virtual Library. “This fall, Canadian designers will have the opportunity to donate their materials to design schools and their students.”
Arborite and Wilsonart, as companies on the cutting edge of design, are constantly producing fresh collections and sending out new samples, adds Teresa Gentile, marketing director at Arborite. “Through Save a Sample!, we are able to ensure that outdated materials go to a good home, exposing design students to these fantastic products as well as reducing waste and unused material,” she says.
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