Tie for Change
Tie for Change (TFC) aims to change our perception and behaviour from a position of looking at what we don’t have to one which embraces the richness of what we already possess. Utilising unwanted, donated neckties, we clean and remake them, and also use the ties to fashion into other items such as cufflinks, tie-clips and hair bands, which we sell at fairs and markets through our professional image consultants. TFC aims to contribute to sustainability by creating an ecological, educational and empowering platform, where “looking better” can lead to “making society better” by being more environmental friendly through the reuse of unwanted items. In the remaking of the ties, we provide employment opportunities to disadvantaged people in the society such as the homeless and single mothers. We are keen to expand this initiative to other countries.