Friday, May 29, 2009

Our first project: RUTH

Social Fabric's first project, Recycling Used Textiles Humanly (RUTH), seeks to provide employment to marginalized citizens and remanufacture materials that would otherwise go into the landfill. Operational activities will include:
  • collecting textile garments
  • sorting into reusable and non-reusable
  • shredding all non-reusable items and weaving fibres into bolts of fabric
  • designing, manufacturing, and marketing quality textile items for sale in Metro Vancouver
  • providing the stimulus and opportunities for education on the social and environmental benefits of textile recycling and the potention for job creation
RUTH is unique! To the best of our knowledge there exists no such initiative in North America.


  1. Sounds like a great idea. Read brochures given to me by Le Andre and can"t wait to meet all those behind this enitiative. James

  2. Hmmm... this sounds cool. Let me know how I can help! :)

  3. sounds interesting, are you looking for clothing donations? how could someone contact you?

  4. I have the same question as sab above. If someone checks comments regularly, would you post whether you want to receive donations and how one could do so?

  5. I have textiles to donate... where can I do this???