We are working with them to close the loop on the clothing lifecycle. The Renewal Workshop makes the planet healthier by turning discarded clothing and textiles into something new.
Here's their story:
We started our company to solve hard problems and to create new systems that do what is good and right for the people and the planet.
The Renewal System is the process we developed to bridge gaps, connect systems, and mobilize leadership to make existing linear manufacturing practices circular. At its heart, it is a collaborative process that relies on progressive brand partners committed to sustainability.
Brands and retailers lack systems to recover value from unsellable inventory. For garments that have been produced but cannot be sold, the creative, physical, natural and financial resources invested in them are lost. This leads to massive waste problems with negative environmental impacts, significant financial losses for brands and missed opportunities for consumers.
The Renewal System takes discarded apparel and textiles and turns them into Renewed Apparel, upcycled materials or recycling feedstock. Data is collected on everything that flows through the system and is given back to our brand partners to help them improve the production and design of future products. It is a zero waste system that recovers the full value out of what has already been created as a way of serving customers, partners, and planet.
We are providing the apparel industry with a completely circular and sustainable solution and we’re providing customers with a way to become zero waste consumers.
We’re doing this because we don’t believe in throwing things away that aren’t really trash.