Shackletons stitches up patchwork chairs for charity

Shackletons is raising money for Dementia UK by creating upholstered chairs covered with fabric off-cuts from its factory in striking patchwork patterns.

The Dewsbury-based care home furniture manufacturer will also reduce the environmental impact of its factory by sending less waste into landfill.

“We hate to waste and using the off-cuts in this way is one way to reduce our own landfill figures as well as demonstrating our social responsibility to the local area. However it seems we now have a consumer following as these unique creations are fast becoming sought-after items for people looking to make an interior statement,” said Jason Bloom, national sales manager of Shackletons.

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The limited edition chairs have already attracted considerable interest from buyers, but are typically being donated to charity events. The last chair to be created was raffled at a Dementia UK event that raised over £2000.

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