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

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Ian Rosenberger

Founder & CEO at Thread

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Employees 21–50
Headquarters Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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.

Currently Operating in 15 Regions

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July 8, 2020

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October 11, 2019

The time to be Unreasonable is now

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May 30, 2019

Marmot x Thread Collaboration gets you ready for hiking season

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August 13, 2018

Thread International moves to Homewood, employs locals and launches its own line of recycled backpacks

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