CAMBRIDGE, Mass (WBZ NewsRadio) – They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and that couldn’t be more true than a Cambridge woman’s efforts to recycle unwanted clothes and limit the amount of items sent to landfills.
Ninawa’s zero-waste fabric transforms into high-fashion clothing and tote bags and aims to cut waste for the environment. WBZ’s Kim Tunnicliffe spoke to Allen Unan, the woman behind Nina’s Zero Waste, who says she was once homeless before starting her business.
“I lived in a homeless shelter, in tiny ten-square-foot rooms. Someone donated unwanted sheets and tablecloths — I made over 400 of those masks and gave them to women’s shelters and nursing homes,” Unan said.
From there, Unan says she has set up shop in Cambridge’s popular Starlight Square, a space she will lose as her space is being offered to another vendor at the end of July.
“I’m hoping to have a permanent shop where I can make more items and grow my business,” Unan said.
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Unan said she is actively looking for a new location for her zero-waste Nina.
WBZ’s Kim Tunnicliffe@KimWBZ) reports.