In a former life, our founder went to college (UMass Amherst,
actually) and got an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and
then a Masters in Regional Planning. After 10 years working in
public policy, she retired to run Cloak & Dagger Creations full
time but she remains an environmentalist.
We make every effort to recycle - both on the things we consume and
the items we need to discard. Except for priority mail packages,
our shipping materials are at least 20% post-consumer content and
usually 100%. We work with other businesses in our old
(recycled!) mill building. Powers Gallery in Acton, MA
has their framing workshop here. They give us their discarded
packing foam sheets and bubble wrap. E. Drumm Designs uses up the
extra packing peanuts we receive. We re-use the boxes we receive
and our employees bring more from home. Unusable paper and
cardboard are brought to the town's recycling center along with all
plastics, glass, aluminum, metals and batteries. Cardboard tubes
are donated to daycares and kindergartens for art projects.
Scrap fabric has several destinations. We supply the local rug
hooking guild, local girl scouts, kindergartens and daycare with scrap
fabric for projects. We supply the local sewing machine repair
place with test fabric. Extra fabric has also gone to the Friends Fabric Art in
Lowell, MA; the Restoration Project in Acton, MA; and to workshops for
additional commemorativeblocks for the AIDS Quilt. Our fabric
scraps have also been used to make mittens for charity mitten trees,
dog boots for search and rescue dogs, for insulating local chicken
coops and rebuilding archery targets. If you need some, just ask.
We even send our dryer lint to an artist who creates beautiful
works. Her name is Heidi Hooper and her website shows off dozens of
her gorgeous creations.