Dish Cover Rectangle
Discovering Dish Covers
‘I have never been a fan of plastic wrap, so I would cover all our dishes with tea towels while entertaining or preparing a meal for my family.’
The problem arose when I needed to bring a salad or dessert to someone else’s house, or if I wanted to keep a dish refrigerated. I experimented with some tying and wrapping techniques that proved to be very bulky and fussy. What I really wanted was something light and breathable that would stretch around the sizes and shapes of my dishes. A lightbulb went on and I started making dish covers.
When I could no longer keep up with demand, I started looking for women who could sew in their homes. Having employed mothers and wives in manufacturing facilities in the past, I saw that these often-troubled communities needed to have the guardianship of women. The women provided stability to the family and are the eyes and ears of neighborhoods. I worked towards an arrangement where women had the flexibility to be home when children returned from school and could still earn their own money. We provide the materials and equipment and have a weekly drop and collect system that has resulted in the upliftment of many women’s lives and hopefully brought some hope to families and their neighborhoods.
We design functional everyday household items guided by environmental kindness and the upliftment of people.
‘Guided by my daily household tasks, shopping for the home, and entertaining friends and family, I started designing products that can be used as alternatives to the plastic and disposable items that we have become so accustomed to. The first product was a hand-knit kitchen cloth inspired by the cloths my Grandmother would knit out of leftover bits of yarn.’
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