WHO WE ARE
13,000 tons or 26 million pounds of textiles are landfilled in Kent County each year.
It is 5-10X better economically, socially and environmentally to upcycle existing textiles than to landfill them.
(According to a study conducted by Foresight Management in 2021 on the impact of Public Thread textile waste diversion vs. landfilling)
85% of textile waste is left over from the manufacturing process (or what's called pre-waste)
Annually Public Thread X operations keep the equivalent of 300-400 cars off the road from the reduction of carbon (CO2) emissions.
Transforming 13,000 tons of textile waste in our community can have an impact of $10 Million annually.
We have diverted more than 150,000 pounds of textiles over the past 6+ years.
OUR VALUES GUIDE US,
& OUR WORK
We believe that we already have everything we need to succeed, thrive and care for each other. We need systems, businesses and organizations built with our inherent abundance by practicing these principles and PTX aims to be one of those organizations.
We believe in the inherent creativity, innovation and ideas of the people in our community and we seek to create paths forward that are collective, co-operative, regenerative and allow for living authentic and emergent lives free from oppression or harm.
We believe that we are all connected to each other & the planet, therefore, it is essential to honor both in the process of making the products we buy, use & wear. PTX is building circular economies around the use of existing materials & supporting the talent already here in our community.
Our upcycled products support living wage jobs and waste diversion. We make a wide variety of sewn goods for your everyday. Check out https://www.publicthread.co learn more!
Whether it's for fashion, outdoors, at work, at home, or on the go, we design and make products that positively impact people and the planet.
Training, Education & Upskilling Classes Coming in 2023. Interested in learning more about the classes and opportunities available?