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Thread™ Transforms Bottles and Reclaimed Cotton into T-Shirt Material

And produces the most responsible, traceable material on the planet

Submitted by: Thread

Categories: Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: May 27, 2016 – 01:45 PM EST


PITTSBURGH, May 27 /CSRwire/ - Thread™, the leader in responsible textile and fabric innovation, has developed a jersey material made entirely of recycled bottles from the developing world and reclaimed American cotton. Each yard of fabric takes sustainability to the next level by supporting 3,575 jobs and income opportunities with unprecedented supply chain transparency.

Founded in 2012 in an effort to solve global poverty through solvent business, Thread™has developed a fabric catalog ranging from canvas to fleece, and now, reclaimed jersey material. By monitoring and managing plastic collection in Haiti and Honduras from the moment a bottle is collected until a bolt of fabric is delivered to partners, each yard delivers responsibility without compromise.

The Ground to Good™reclaimed jersey combines the strength and durability of recycled polyester and the unique softness of repurposed cotton collected from select mills in the United States. Customers making products with Ground to Good™ jersey boast sustainability and responsibility unmatched by other fabrics. Each t-shirt crafted with reclaimed jersey:

  • Removes 3.6 bottles from the streets and canals of Haiti and Honduras

  • Saves 115 gallons of water

  • Supports 3,575 jobs and income opportunities in Haiti, Honduras, and the United States

  • Avoids sending cotton waste to landfills 

The impact isn’t limited to t-shirts. This versatile material is also ideal for skirts, blankets, soft toys, pillows, underwear, and more.

“It’s not just about being ‘green’ or sustainable anymore. Customers rightfully care about the how, where, and who behind each product they buy,” says Ian Rosenberger CEO of Thread. “By incorporating Ground to Good™fabric into their products, each of our partners knows more about the things they make then ever before - with the powerful stories and data to prove it.”

A Certified and Registered B Corporation, Thread™ has collected 31 Million bottles, or 1.5 million pounds of plastic waste to date. To learn more about Ground to Good™reclaimed jersey, other materials in the Thread™ fabric catalog, or the impact of the collection network, visit:

About Thread™
Thread, a Certified B Corporation based in Pittsburgh, PA, transforms plastic bottles from the streets and canals of Haiti and Honduras into the most responsible fabric on the planet. Each product made with Thread fabric supports a vibrant network of dignified jobs in the developing world and the United States. See how at

For more information, please contact:

Frank Macinsky Director of Marketing
Phone: 2156309875
Twitter: @threadintl


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