Falcon Support Services MUTO Project

MUTO is a project which delivers portable textile recycling and upcycling workshops to homeless and other vulnerable adults at a series of locations around Leicestershire.

Falcon Support Services is a registered charity with a mission to help people to live independently and positively contribute to their community. They offer accommodation and support, as well as opportunities to help people achieve independence and social inclusion, by linking them to training opportunities, work experience, volunteering pathways and community integration.

The SHIRE Recycling grant has supported the charity by providing funding to help combine the benefits of their current projects, the 'Drop In' and 'Muto' to deliver portable textile recycling and upcycling workshops for homeless and other vulnerable adults at a series of locations around Leicestershire.

These workshops are delivered in either a room or on a converted recycling bus. The project is already working in partnership with Leicestershire County Council, who provide branded products that have been seized by Leicestershire Trading Standards and passed on to Falcon Support Services to be used on the Muto project. Muto creatively upcycles these products to prevent them from going to disposal. The textiles are de-branded and made in to new reusable items. The project also works with large amounts of unwanted textiles donated from the local community and aims to reduce the need for landfill by raising awareness of how to extend the life of clothing.

Following the success of the portable workshops, one project, running textile recycling and upcycling sessions, is now continuing and fully volunteer led.

Date
Fri, 03 May 2019
Project
Falcon Support Services MUTO Project
Author
Matthew Eames
Publisher
Matthew Eames
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