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Torontonian turns old sweaters into hats for homeless

Want an easy way to spread a little warmth - figurative and literal - this holiday season? A Toronto accessory designer is launching an initiative geared toward helping clothe the less fortunate, and it's a touch more locally-oriented - and eco-friendly - than those Habitat For Humanity toques.

Nathalie-Roze, an Etsy-based designer who once ran a Leslieville boutique under the same name, specializes in hats and headbands made of upcycled fabrics. She'll be at City of Craft this weekend, collecting donated sweaters to refashion into warm, snuggly mittens, cowls and gloves for those who need them. She's calling it The Lennie Project, inspired by her "big-hearted uncle." (Aww.) To get involved, bring your woolies to the sale at the Theatre Centre today through December 14.

Photo via Nathalie-Roze on Facebook.


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