This pouf was created with high quality yarn and reusable fabric shopping bags. The purpose of using the bags is to help reduce the enormous amount in circulation. They also provide structure to the ottoman and they reduce costs.
The intention of this product was inspired by artist and Apothecary co-owner as a landfill reduction project. Created entirely with reclaimed and discarded materials acquired locally to reduce carbon footprint and minimize shipments.
METHOD: Crochet + Machine and Hand Sewn
MATERIALS: Yarn blends including wool and acrylic. Lining is 100% cotton.
FILLING: Stuffed tightly with salvaged styrofoam packing peanuts from shipments received at the Apothecary. The peanuts will break apart over time and the pouf will relax and act more as a pillow.
DIMENSIONS: 12"h x 24" x 20"
CARE: Spot clean stains immediately with blue dawn and water. Let dry in area with good circulation.
Arts & Crafts and The Living Wage Incentive
Sometimes categorized as Domestic art, hand-made products for the home were usually created out of a need and with whatever you could find around the house. What was once an unpaid, household task or hobby (depending on who you ask), is now a critical niche that is hard to put a price on. In most cases, the current market value of handmade goods is slightly over or on par with the cost of materials. The purpose of this incentive is to provide full disclosure about the cost of making these products to increase the perceived value from impoverished to luxurious.
MATERIAL COST: $140
LABOUR: 25-30 hours paid at the current living wage = $594
TOTAL PRODUCTION COST: $734