Save A Sample! expands to deliver materials to local artisans year- round!
To celebrate our 20th year, Save A Sample! launches Save A Sample! for Art helping design firms donate unneeded materials to artisan programs 365 days a year.
"We've always dreamed of saving great samples all year long. 2019 is the year we make it happen!,"
says Suzanne Swift, Save A Sample!'s founder and president of SpecSimple.com. Save A Sample! for Art
partners with top design firms throughout the country to help local artisans achieve their dreams to
support themselves through their art."
"Art materials are a large expense," says Ethan Osman, Lead Site Coordinator from StudiosWorks in
Louisville, KY. "Having non traditional materials opens artists up to new ideas and ways of working."
Save A Sample! supports StudioWorks mission to "empower, educate and employ people of all abilities."
It's easy to participate. Design firms request a pre-paid mailing label, fill a box with great materials, and
are matched with a local artisans program in their area. “Save A Sample makes it easy to avoid filling up
our landfills and instead re-purposes materials to give them a new life,” says Helle Hodjat, Resource
Director/Designer at Gensler. Artisans use the samples to create unique artwork.
Save A Sample! welcomes Armstrong Flooring as a Save A Sample! For Art partner. “Armstrong Flooring
is delighted to sponsor Save a Sample! for Art, a program aligned with our core value of community and
our commitments to resource conservation and the circular economy,” says Amy Costello, Sustainability
Manager for Armstrong Flooring. “By saving samples from the landfill, we are not only practicing
resource conservation, we are providing materials to inspire people to create and value art.”
Sign up today to be notified for the Save A Sample! for Art launch!