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Kelsey Halling

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But What Happens If You Use Up All the Plastic?
But What Happens If You Use Up All the Plastic?

Waste Not / One of the most frequently asked questions I get when pitching Thread is “what happens if you run out of plastic to recycle?” - 1 year ago

Not Buying It: Fast Fashion, Lies & Sustainability
Not Buying It: Fast Fashion, Lies & Sustainability

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Fast fashion has followed a trend similar to the fast food chains that inspired its name - explosive growth, massive popularity, and then consumer skepticism. Turns out that having access to clothes en masse mere days after the latest runway shows requires production practices that aren’t healthy for societies or our planet. Just like factory farming and consuming Whoppers and fries consistently isn’t healthy or sustainable, inexpensive clothing meant to be worn once or twice and constantly replaced isn’t much better for us. - 3 years ago

Child Labor, the Clintons, and Changing How Things Are Made
Child Labor, the Clintons, and Changing How Things Are Made

Supply Chain / It was a normal Friday afternoon. Actually, it was February 5, 2016. I was about to head out to meet friends for happy hour and was scanning through the reporting materials that Richardson Antoine, Thread’s Haiti Field Manager, had just sent me. - 3 years ago

Impact Over Compliance: The Trouble With Certification
Impact Over Compliance: The Trouble With Certification

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Have you heard the one about the fire extinguisher? An auditor was completing an onsite assessment of a production facility for a major apparel brand when he noticed that fire extinguishers were mounted on devices that allowed them to slide up and down the wall. The auditor asked about this. “Well,” the facility manager said, “you require that our fire extinguishers be 4 feet from the floor, but Brand X requires that they be 3 feet from the floor, and Brand Y requires 2 feet from the floor.” - 3 years ago

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Not So Fast (Fashion)! African Countries to Ban Secondhand Clothing Imports
Not So Fast (Fashion)! African Countries to Ban Secondhand Clothing Imports

Waste Not / In March, the governments of the East African Community, which includes Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi, proposed a ban on imports of secondhand clothes to their regional trade bloc. The ban would outlaw donations of clothing from wealthier countries by 2019. - 3 years ago

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

Product, Service & Design Innovation / There aren’t many businesses that 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 in the world with a completely traceable and transparent supply chain, in an industry that is notoriously opaque and dangerous, we would need the data to back it up. - 4 years ago

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