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. 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 giving them a new life,” says Helle Hodjat, Resource Director/Designer at Gensler. Artisans use the samples to create unique artwork. Save A Sample! For Art will launch in May 2019.

Save A Sample! welcomes Armstrong 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!


Suzanne Swift
Ph: (212) 352-2002 ext: 11