This week we chat with Jules Haines, a woman on a mission to reduce waste in the interior design industry one cushion at a time. So far she has saved over 22,000m of fabric which is the length of about 107 London tube trains or enough fabric to make more than 10,000 pairs of jeans. Regular readers will be familiar with Jules as I have written about her before and used some of her fabrics in my St James project.
The Haines Collection, which she launched in 2020 is a digital platform dedicated to diverting home textiles from landfill by offering a portal through which brands can list unused and leftover fabrics, making them directly available to a consumer audience. You can buy designer fabrics and seconds for a fraction of their original cost and in small quantities. We hear about what drives Jules, how we can all do our part, and learn that in addition to fabric, she also sells tiles and lighting that would otherwise end up in a bin.
Pictured is the bathroom blind I (had) made from some Apenn fabric found among Jules’ extensive collection. You can listen to the show here.