WHEN Perth company Decor Blinds and Curtains previously installed new curtains in their customers’ homes, the old ones would be thrown away and end up in landfill.
Now, in a bid to be more socially conscious, the business is aiming to divert these pre-loved curtains away from landfill, instead cleaning them, altering them and re-installing them into the homes of those living in crisis accommodation.
Decor Blinds and Curtains social media manager Tahlia Southall said they were working alongside a dozen organisations such as St Barts Accommodation, People who Care and Starting Over Support as part of the Curtains for a Cause initiative.
“We wanted to help people in crisis accommodation as many of the recipients of the curtains have come from really difficult circumstances and are starting fresh with nothing,” she said.
“All of the businesses involved in this project are donating their time.
“These people are so in need, and it’s a wonderful way to give back to the community of people who have supported our small businesses too.”
Decor Blinds and Curtains have stores in Jandakot, Midvale and Osborne Park.
Visit www.curtainsforacause.com.au for more information.