Turning trash from the poorest neighborhoods in the world into purpose-filled, recycled fabric.

Every product we make is made out of post-consumer recycled bottles that are destined to end up in a landfill or the ocean. Using these bottles, we created a first-of-its-kind waxed canvas backpack that’s more durable, weather-resistant, and sustainable than traditional cotton. Since 2011, we’ve been supporting quality jobs in the poorest parts of Haiti, Honduras, and Taiwan through First First Mile: a people-first supply chain committed to traceable sourcing and fair working conditions.

Locals make a living collecting and recycling plastic bottles, which then get transformed into innovative fabrics that are on the cutting edge of responsible retail.
When it comes to manufacturing our products, we only work with partners who are committed to improving their own environmental sustainability and making the retail industry a safe, fair place to work.

FOUNDED
2011

AREAS OF IMPACT
Employment Infrastructure Responsible Production

HEADQUARTERS
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

COMPANY SIZE
6–20

Ian Rosenberger

Ian Rosenberger (Founder & CEO at Day Owl) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since November 2016 after participating in The Unreasonable Impact COVID-19 Response Global Summit, created with Barclays.

The Unreasonable Impact COVID-19 Response Global Summit, created with Barclays

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