As an all-American made and manufactured factory, we love to give back to our own New York community. In the recent wake up calls to climate change and global warming, at Clutch Made we try to minimise our footprint and global impact by donating left over or unused materials to foundations that can reuse it for different purposes.
The fabric that we donate gets used in different ways for each foundation. Letters that we have recieved from these places we have donated to have helped us see where our materials are going and how we have given them a second life.
To us this is design done right. The Center for the Holographic Arts uses our fabric to promote and develop holographic and optical art. They are a non-profit organisation that supports New York and visiting artists in their experimentation with light and media.
The Center for the Holographic Arts (HoloCenter) is an organization dedicated to promoting and developing holographic artwork. Focused on the art medium of optical holograms we also support light based installations, multi-dimensional imaging and experimental visual media. Based on Govenors Island, the HoloCenter offers art programs, exhibitions, and support for artists.
We like to think of our 'give back' ventures as a modern day hustle, every company should be looking locally to source and make their materials, but also to give back locally so that we are supporting our own communities and building a brighter tomorrow for the future of art, design, community and environment.
Do you want to get involved in giving back to your community? There are heaps of great organisations like FabScrap that will take your material waste and recycle it so you can give your leftovers a second life, as well as help your community and our environment.