From the Mailbag: How about these bottles?

The question takes a myriad of forms, but the message is often the same. It comes from the volunteer collecting trash along the highway, the well-intentioned traveler, and the big-thinking study abroad student in a far-off corner of the developing world. “I love what you’re doing it Haiti,” they offer,…

Chris Preis

Mailbag Monday: Why don't you use organic cotton?

Aloha Thread, I was very excited to receive your swatch kit and T-shirt. I had not had a chance to look through your website yet and so though my initial reaction was "wow these look and feel great!" I was then bummed to see the cotton listed as non-organic. I…

Kelsey

OMG, It's PFGD: The fabric made for creative makers.

If our New Fabric Phone Chain™ was successful, you’ve already heard. But the rest of you might want to take a seat before you keep reading. Alright, now - keep yourself contained for the neighbor’s sake. Thread has expanded the Ground to Good™ collection to feature PFGD Jersey. For the…

Chris Preis

Monday Mailbag (in GIFs) - How Do You Actually Transform Bottles Into Fabric?

In our weekly Q & A series, we've already told you why recycling isn't a waste of time and then we unpacked the United Nations SDGs. In the spirit of the back-to-school season, today we're taking on a question that gets back to basics. How else do we know that you've…

Chris Preis

Monday Mailbag: What About Chemicals?

Another week, another ‘Monday Mailbag'! You know the drill - questions and answers have been edited for length and enhanced with as many links, photos, and video clips as we can muster. Have a question of your own? Our team can be reached at: connect@threadinternational.com Hello. I run a website…

Kelsey

Monday Mailbag: Trash in Haiti

The second installment of ‘Monday Mailbag’, where our team shares the answers to some of the compelling, headscratchingly awesome emails we get on a daily basis. Questions and answers have been edited for length and enhanced with as many links, photos, and video clips as we can muster. Have a question…

Kelsey

Notes from the Field: “Haiti is the Land of Plenty Opportunities”

By: Richardson Antoine (with introduction and very light translation/editing by Frank Macinsky) Haiti is ripe for investment. That’s the one thing Richardson Antoine, our very own Haiti Field Manager, wishes the world knew about his country. “Haiti has beautiful beaches, good food and hospitable people,” he says. “Haiti is the…

Richardson Antoine

2015 Impact Report - A Quick Look

For 3 years, Thread has released an Impact Report. A comprehensive, transparent look at our operations, goals, and effect on people, planet, and profit at each level of our supply chain over a 12 month period. In this report we share the stories of the people who make our fabric…

Kelsey

Start Now: The Benefits of Annual Impact Reporting from the Beginning

The following post, outlining the 'Why' behind our Annual Impact Report was featured on the Sustainable Brands Blog Wednesday, February 10th.  There aren’t many businesses who dedicate a fifth of their team to measuring impact. Luckily at Thread, we recognized early on that if we were going to produce the most responsible fabric…

Kelsey

Where our clothes come from is as important as where we take them.

Adapted from the Letter from the CEO section of our 2015 Impact Report. The things we buy have life. They were made by the hands of people we won’t ever meet, but who are affected more than we know in their creation. We are connected to these women and men through our…

Ian

Founder + CEO