If you don’t believe in Angels, then you haven’t met Winnie McHenry.

Winnie and I crossed paths when I was looking to donate my bags of fabric offcuts, to an organisation, to avoid them ending up in a landfill. It’s not easy controlling my carbon footprint in my industry, and the amount of bags we generate is particularly worrying.

Winnie is the owner of an amazing initiative called Upcycle Winnie. She will take your trash, teach skills to people, and they will turn your trash into something amazing, like these gorgeous Teddy Bears, made out of Hayley Joy offcuts.

I am so flattered to be a part of this upliftment chain. Working with Winnie has taught me and the HJ staff so much about the ‘bigger picture’. I have taken delivery of my first range of Teddies. They are for sale at R150, and all proceeds will go back to Winnie and the community who are so lovingly producing the Bears. Empowering families via our fabric offcuts, is something I’m extremely proud of. It’s an important part of my entrepreneurial dream.

Xxx Hayley

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Upcycled fabric scraps from Hayley Joy.
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