The Renewal Workshop is an awesome company looking to reduce waste in the clothing industry. The Renewal Workshop partners with well know brands such as Carhartt and Prana. When these companies have unsellable returns or warranties, or have extra clothes for any other reason, The Renewal Workshop will take these items, clean them using a zero water cleaning system, and repair them to a practically new standard. Not only to they sell these products with zero waste packaging, they also record data on what repairs they make so that each partner company has a better understanding of how to make their clothes better lasting and less wasteful.
The Renewal Workshop is a great example of a company that can benefit both other companies as well as the consumer, and the planet. I was super excited to hear about this innovative approach, and I hope more businesses take on this model.