B Impact Report

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recycled plastic and fabric
Certified Since: November, 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Sector: Wholesale/Retail

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The B Impact Scores are being compared against all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

Thread takes trash from the streets of the developing world and converts it into dignified jobs and fabric, which they then sell to companies trying to improve their social and environmental impact. It was born out of a journal entry in 2010 after the Haiti earthquake, "If Haiti can turn trash into money = good."

From the moment a plastic bottle is collected in a poor neighborhood until their partner's finished product lands in their customers' hands, they measure its impact and share the story of the people whose lives have been transformed by it -- from Ground to Good TM. In addition to public relations and marketing tools, they've created an online platform that integrates seamlessly with their partner's own online presence to help them share their improved impact with their customers and, in turn, help their customers share that story with their friends.

Because of this transparent, sustainable, and shareable supply chain, ÒPowered by ThreadÓ fabrics not only make apparel or accessories more responsible, they make them more valuable to the end consumer.

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