The Sustainability Trust’s Wellington Curtain Bank helps create warm, dry, healthy homes. Started in 2010, with funding from Genesis Energy, the Wellington Curtain Bank provides free, made to measure and lined curtains to families that can’t afford to buy them new.
In its first year, a team of two delivered 360 curtains to 91 homes. This year the Wellington Curtain Bank celebrated 10 years of making homes healthier after providing more than 16,500 sets of free curtains to 4,636 families. The service has upcycled about 75,000 kg of curtains and fabric that would otherwise have ended up in landfill. That has saved the equivalent of about 88 tonnes of carbon emissions entering the atmosphere.