Salvage

Salvage was formed as an innovative attempt to raise funds for Community Concern Society. CCS is a non-profit NGO set up by Subha’s parents in the 80’s, that supports a large number of projects nationally. In 2010, funds were running low for a Drop in Centre for HIV Positive people, and Heavena, a shelter for battered women. Salvage was born in an effort to raise funds to continue these initiatives. Salvage educates, trains and gives individuals the skills to be entrepreneurs and to earn a fair wage to educate and care for their families. Salvage sells a large range of earrings, bracelets, bangles and necklaces. Each product is unique and made with materials that would otherwise be sent to landfill. The materials used to create the products are collected from a network of donors that they have built up over the years, both small scale (local bottle cap collection, newspapers and bike inner tubes) and large (collecting leather or denim off cuts from high-end brands like Lululemon and Hugo Boss in factories around Sri Lanka).