Thread International: “Doing for clothing what Whole Foods did for groceries”

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Life & Soul Magazine

Thread International is aiming to do for the clothing and textile industry what organic or fair trade has done for groceries by “improving the visibility of supply chains and taking on cleaner, less-intensive manufacturing processes”.

The Pittsburgh-based business recycles plastic bottles into “the most responsible fabric on the planet”. Thread’s Ground to Good™ fabric is harvested from plastic bottles littering the streets and landfills of Haiti.

Thread is a group of self-proclaimed “responsibili-geeks” who have set out to create a fabric that not only contributes to a cleaner planet, but also creates thousands of jobs in developing nations including Haiti and Honduras.

Ground to Good yarn can be woven or knit to create unique fabrics and textures. Thread has more than 35 fabrics in a variety of colors and finishes that enable more designers to make an impact. Fabrics available include jersey, denim, fleece and canvas made from a…

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