Apparel brands can only generate new revenue by making and selling more goods, and manufacturing consistently results in waste when a garment’s life cycle is linear: sold once, used, and then discarded. In addition to generating industrial and landfill pollution and financial waste, that process also depletes raw material resources.
The Renewal Workshop provides zero-waste, circular solutions for progressive apparel and textile brands through a software platform and garment processing and repair facility. The system tracks data on existing products, offering comprehensive insights on a product’s lifetime value and impacts on the environment and company finances.
Brand partners can sell products certified for reuse and extend their usefulness, while items that cannot be resold become recycling feedstock within the system. Since its founding, the Renewal Workshop has accrued 20 brand partners and saved nearly 110,000 pounds of textiles from landfills.
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- Nicole Bassett Co-Founder, The Renewal Workshop