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In San Francisco, 17,000 tons of clothes and other textiles end up in landfills every year. The city also faces employment challenges; if you're not in the tech industry, it can be a tough place to find a job. GOOD teamed up with the Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation, Goodwill, and Adaptive Path to put out a challenge to San Francisco citizens: What new, locally-made product or service could be created from textile waste?

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A Startup Idea to Cure Your Weekend Hangover Before Work

Hungover Londoners receive a break from their morning slog to work thanks to a small noodle company's free "hangover cure" pack and taxi ride.

Your weekends may be full of partying. Well, a small business' free taxi pilot program has sprung up in London recently, promising hungover workers a safe morning ride with a side of steamy noodles and a bottle of orange juice to beat back the effects of one too many.

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Six Gifts for Creativity, Sustainability, and Giving Back

GOOD has assembled a holiday shopping guide for those looking to gift something a little different or support those in need.

It's about that time of year when we're all frantically trying to hunt down those last-minute gifts for our loved ones. To help guide you to some gifts off the radar, here is a short list of some inspiring products and services that we discovered at GOOD.is this past year.

1. A Shirt That Kids Can Play With—The Itty Bitty Project

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How Tech is Leveling the Playing Field for Women Entrepreneurs

Women are less likely to bump into "growth entrepreneurs," but are more likely to succeed as owners of tech-startups. How? Tech is patching the gaps.

Finding entrepreneurs to jumpstart your small business is an old game, but the chances of bumping into the right one—between one looking to ride your idea and one looking to rig it with horsepower—depend on your gender and income level, a survey by the Kauffman Foundation has found.

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About nine months ago, I had an idea to design a beautiful and sustainable water filter called Soma. I shared the idea on good.is and the GOOD community quickly rallied behind Soma, to the point that we exceeded our $100,000 fundraising goal on Kickstarter in just nine days.

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Making Your Roof Pay Your Mortgage: Why Buying Solar Makes Sense Now

A new startup named Kiwi is making it easier to buy solar panels and get the biggest return on investment.

This article is the first of five profiles on innovative startup companies making a difference in energy or transportation with the use of technology and design. Kiwi, Root3, kWhOURS, RidePal, and Scoot are portfolio companies of Greenstart, a venture capital firm and design studio for cleanweb startups based in San Francisco.

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