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Join the ImproveSF Challenge: Help us turn rags into revenue

Krista Canellakis

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September 27, 2013at 11:59 pm

Every year, SFGoodwill receives over 4 million items generously donated by the residents of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties, diverting them from local landfills and giving them a second life by selling them in Goodwill Stores. The funds generated help to provide on-the-job training, life skills coaching, and employment opportunities to people ready to transform their lives through the power of work. But even Goodwill can't handle the volume of goods that flow through the system, and pressure on landfills continues to grow.
One of the biggest culprit of this problem is textiles—clothes, bedding, and other household fabrics. If we can find innovative solutions to repurpose textiles that are already headed to landfills as points of inspiration for business ideas, we can provide more job opportunities for those looking to transform their lives through the power of work.

Do you have ideas that could create jobs through repurposing textiles currently going to waste?

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