Thanks to Cheryl for letting us know about VisionWest Curtain Bank in Glen Eden, Auckland. I often find that when searching for a rubbish free way of doing things there are other unintended positive results. In this case it is that curtains donated to the curtain bank are relined and recut by volunteers and then given away to families who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford curtains, thereby improving their comfort and health by keeping their homes warmer.

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