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

Thread is on a mission to end poverty by creating dignified jobs and responsible, high-quality fabrics. A Certified B Corporation, Thread transforms plastic bottles from the streets and canals of Haiti and Honduras into the most responsible fabrics on the planet. Every product made with Thread supports thousands of dignified jobs in the developing world and the United States. Brands like Timberland and Marmot use Thread’s purpose-filled fabrics in their products, such as apparel, shoes, and bags to improve their social and environmental impact. To date, Thread has developed a network of 2,500 income opportunities. 

FOUNDED
2011

AREAS OF IMPACT
Employment Infrastructure Responsible Production

HEADQUARTERS
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

COMPANY SIZE
6–20

Ian Rosenberger

Ian Rosenberger (Founder & CEO) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since November 2016 after participating in Unreasonable Impact US 2016.

Unreasonable Impact US 2016
5
TERRITORIES OF OPERATION
$10M
MONEY RAISED

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