Spec Simple Launches Save a Sample! in Canada with Help from Arborite + Wilsonart

Save A Sample

Calling all designers! Dust off those unused samples, it’s time to recycle! Save A Sample’s! annual industry recycling drive is coming to Canada!

Save A Sample!, a non-profit recycling drive, makes it easy (and fun!) for designers to donate materials and samples to local design students. Save A Sample! takes place each year throughout the USA, saving “tons” of materials from landfill. This year Save A Sample! expands its sustainable mission to Canada.

“We’re going global!”, reveals Suzanne Swift, Save A Sample!’s Founder and President of SpecSimple.com. SpecSimple.com, is the industry’s first web portal for design industry information and the home of Virtual Library, a Best of NeoCon GOLD award winner. “This fall, Canadian designers will have the opportunity to donate their materials to design schools and their students.”

Arborite and Wilsonart, as companies on the cutting edge of design, are constantly producing fresh collections and sending out new samples,” said Teresa Gentile, Marketing Director at Arborite. “Through Save a Sample!, we are able to ensure that outdated materials go to a good home, exposing design students to these fantastic products as well as reducing waste and unused material.”

“Save a Sample cleverly finds desirable dwellings for our unwanted extra finish samples, makes us happily go through and pack up our library clutter while feeling good about providing inspirational material for the next generation of designers. It’s a win-win for all!” said Yasaman Hoorazar, a designer from IA.

Save A Sample! Canada 2016 will take place in Montreal, Quebec, and Vancouver. Design firm sign up begins in July.

To learn more about Save A Sample!, visit http://www.SaveASample.org

To bring Save A Sample! to your city, contact Save A Sample Coordinator, Donna Heaney at 212-352-2002 Ext. 11 or by email at SaveASample@specsimple.com.