I try to stay mindful of the environment and to minimize waste in my day to day activities, personally and for business.  Specifically in my business I have volunteered with FABSCRAP several times over the years as a sorter and have used those takeaways in my millinery designs. A big part of my sustainability effort is patchworking the gems I found there and the remnant textiles from my hats into fabric panels that take on a life of their own.  I even save the pieces that are too small to patchwork for stuffing pillows, etc.  I try to create something from everything in my studio.