Enter any design firm and you'll see a glorious materials library, but the dark side of the library is all the wasted and unused samples that consumers and firms receive but have no need for. Save A Sample! is an architectural materials recycling drive, which is looking to give a new life to these materials by donating them to design schools across the country.If you haven't found a creative reuse for your samples, Save A Sample! will take them: Save A Sample! creates "another life" for these unused materials: fabrics, brochures and finish cards, by donating them to local design schools. While companies give back and prevent materials from going to the landfill, students benefit throughout the year by having a professional set of resources to work with.
Save A Sample! is supported by AIA, ASID, IIDA, SMPS and USGBC and hey have raised over $50,000 in scholarships and collected over 10-tons of materials since the drive was founded in 2000.
This year's drive runs from April 20th - 22nd. Spread the word and visit SpecSimple.com for more information.
(Image: Rachel Wray / Green Home Chicago: Green Design Center)