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The Renewal Workshop Helps Divert Textile and Clothing Waste from Landfill

The Renewal Workshop Helps Divert Textile and Clothing Waste from Landfill

At The Renewal Workshop’s waterless factory, each collected garment is custom repaired and sold back to the fashion brand or direct-to-customers.

The Renewal Workshop, which was co-founded by serial entrepreneur and environmentalist Jeff Denby, partners with apparel brands and retailers to divert “unsellable” returns from landfill. At The Renewal Workshop’s waterless factory in Cascade Locks, Ore., each collected garment is custom repaired and sold back to the fashion brand or direct-to-customers via TheRenewalWorkshop.com. For the products that cannot be repaired or renewed, the company upcycles, downcycles or recycles them.

Forbes has more details:

Every year, millions of items of clothing with only tiny flaws such as fabric tears or broken zippers get thrown away. As a result, 14 million tons of textiles are dumped into landfills.

This unnecessary waste horrified serial entrepreneur and environmentalist Jeff Denby, inspiring him to co-found The Renewal Workshop. The new company partners with the world’s best-loved, ethical apparel brands and retailers—including prAna,Toad & CoMountain Khakis, and Ibex—to renew their “unsellable” returns, thereby reducing excess inventory and landfill.

Read the full story here.

TAGS: Recycling
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