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.
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.