Thursday, 16 June 2011

Bag this to help the homeless

What happens to old hotel bedlinen...?  Maybe you've never thought about this great life-mystery.  Till now.
     Because artist and silk scarf-maker Vicki Murdoch is transforming 'retired' Marriott Hotel bedsheets in tandem with a local social enterprise called Sleeping Bags, which creates luxury from waste and supports London-based artists and manufacturing.  It turns duvet covers into tote bags giving them a new life, keeping them out of landfill - and benefiting the homeless, at the same time, with proceeds from the £30 price going to St. Mungo's, a charity with over 100 projects across London and the south of England.
     One king-size sheet and duvet cover = 10 bags, and a chunky donation to enable homeless individuals to sleep more comfortably.
     What a dreamy idea.

To buy one of the bags, call 0207-725 5923 
London Marriott Marble Arch, 134 George Street, London W1H 5DN
St. Mungo's -