Calling all designers. Dust off your unused samples. It’s time to recycle! Save A Sample’s! annual industry recycling drive returns to Canada this fall. Save A Sample!, a non-profit recycling drive, makes it easy (and fun!) for designers to donate materials and samples to local design students. Save A Sample! takes place each year throughout the USA and Canada, saving "tons" of materials from landfill.
This year Save A Sample! expands to two new cities in Canada, Ottawa and Winnipeg. “Save A Sample! Canada is spreading”, marveled Suzanne Swift, Save A Sample!'s Founder and President of SpecSimple.com. SpecSimple.com, is the industry's first web portal for design industry information and the home of Virtual Library, a Best of NeoCon GOLD award winner. “This fall, even more Canadian designers will have the opportunity to donate their materials to design schools and their students.”
Save A Sample!, sponsored by SpecSimple.com, and Platinum joint sponsors Arborite and Wilsonart, will take place from September 20-21, 2017 in five Canadian cities. Designers donate their unneeded materials to local design schools giving students a professional set of resources to work with, and in turn, keep tons of materials out of landfill. “Arborite and Wilsonart, as companies on the cutting edge of design, are constantly producing fresh collections and sending out new samples,” said 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“Through Save a Sample!, we are able to ensure that outdated materials go to a good home, exposing design students to these fantastic products as well as reducing waste and unused material.” Jacki Chapel from KPMB Architects notes, "As a large architectural firm, we receive finish samples on a daily basis. Often, these samples are shipped in from suppliers located outside of Toronto and it is not feasible to return them. Save A Sample is an amazing way to give these samples a new life and help out future designers. Having easy access to a great selection of samples is a design student’s dream come true.” Save A Sample! 2017 will take place in five (5) design markets: Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec, Vancouver and Winnipeg.
Design firm sign up begins in July. To learn more about Save A Sample!, visit http://www.SaveASample.ca # # #
For more information or to bring Save A Sample! to your city, contact Donna Heaney at 212-352-2002 Ext. 42 or email at SaveASample@specsimple.com.