Rawlplug’s representative is a judge in the Enactus 2017 competition
The projects were judged by a jury composed of industry representatives, including a Rawlplug expert. The winning project and its authors have qualified for the Enactus World Cup, which will be held in London later this year.
Our judge, Slawomir Jagla, Sustainability Officer and Integrated Management System Manager, praised all the projects presented in the competition, attributing the success of the winning one, i.e. “NeedleYouNeed”, to its main idea, namely combining practical sewing skills and senior citizen activation with recycling and upcycling trends.
What does this mean in practice? The project participants sew patchwork blankets using clothes that are no longer fashionable, earning extra cash to add to their pension. The project team is composed of students of the Wrocław University of Economics.
How much can you actually earn? Eight blankets per week allow you to make around 2,000 zlotys per month (E 500 approx.). The students are hoping to increase the number of project participants and to launch a web page in the subsequent phase of the project.