Handmade Up-cycled Scrunchies - Yellow

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Up your hair game with these beautiful scrunchies featuring different prints and colours. These scrunchies are particularly special because they are handmade by women artisans in Egypt of up-cycled fabric scraps.

  • Cotton
  • Crafted of up-cycled fabric scraps obtained from textile companies
  • Handmade in Egypt 
  • Fulfillment and shipment from Canada


The Artisans

The Association for the Protection of the Environment (A.P.E.) is a not-for-profit organization that works with the informal garbage collectors of Cairo, known as the Zabaleen in Arabic.

The aim of A.P.E. is to help this traditionally marginalized group find innovative ways to improve their circumstances and support the environment. Their focus is on developing environmentally sound waste management and recycling techniques, which help to build the human capacity of the Zabaleen communities, to "recycle, up-cycle and re-use".

Through the many programs of A.P.E., women especially, have become empowered to build better lives for themselves. Their income generating programs have helped generations of women improve their circumstances.

Textile obtained from textile companies is converted into pieces of art and patchwork creating beautiful bedspreads, cushion covers, children toys, and much more.