Excess clothing is a resource. One that is sitting in the closets of nearly every American. The Clothing Co-op aims to pool this resource and reduce our collective clothing footprint through education and awareness around the global climate effect of our clothing over-consumption, and through tangible recycling and re-purposing of excess clothing.
We are joining the ranks of sustainable and transparent fashion companies around the world to bring you a local solution.
When clothing lands with the co-op, you can be assured your garments are re-circulated ethically, sustainably, creatively.
IN OCTOBER 2019 THIS CONCEPT WON A BUSINESS COMPETITION PUT ON BY ROGUE CO-OP ASSOCIATION TO EXPLORE THIS IDEA AND CREATE A THRIVING BUSINESS MODEL AROUND THIS UNTAPPED RESOURCE.
CAPTURE EXCESS CLOTHING THROUGH MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS AND DONATIONS. DISTRIBUTE THE WEAR-ABLES AND RE-PURPOSE THE LOW GRADE. EDUCATE CONSUMERS ON NEW PRODUCTION POLLUTION AND INTRODUCE MORE SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVES.
AS A CO-OPERATIVE BUSINESS MODEL, WE WILL ENLIST MEMBERS TO BECOME OWNERS OF THIS COMMUNITY ENDEAVOR. SEASONAL CLOTHING SWAPS ARE CURRENTLY BEING RUN BY A GROUP OF CORE VOLUNTEERS AND WE ARE LOOKING TO EXPAND THIS EFFORT.
WE ARE IN SEARCH OF AN ADEQUATE FACILITY FOR SORTING CLOTHING DONATIONS AND TEXTILES. THE SPACE WILL BE USED TO PREPARE TEXTILES FOR EITHER OF OUR OUTLETS: CHARITY, SWAPPING, EXPORT, RE-PURPOSING, OR RECYCLING.