The Goodwill textile recycler has donated nearly 1,400 pounds of recycled textiles to local communities across the country, according to the Goodwill organization.
The textile company is using the donations to help local textile manufacturers and businesses expand their supply chains, improve the quality of their products, and to help support local communities and local businesses.
In addition to donating the surplus textiles that have been donated to local businesses, the textile recyclers will also purchase the textiles from other retailers and manufacturers that also donate textiles.
“We’re very proud to be supporting local businesses and communities,” Goodwill president and CEO Mary-Ellen Krieg said.
“This will also help us continue to promote a clean, green, and sustainable world.”
The Goodwin textile company, based in New York City, has about 7,000 employees worldwide and employs about 2,400 people.
The company started out in the early 1900s as a textile factory.
Today, Goodwill operates more than 60 textile mills and produces over 70 percent of the textile products in the U.S. The Goodwills recycling efforts are part of a larger effort by the textile industry to invest in clean, renewable energy sources like wind and solar.
“The goodwills efforts are about working with our partners to create the most environmentally friendly textile production and distribution infrastructure,” Goodwilling President and CEO Krieg added.
“Goodwills is committed to ensuring that we are a world leader in this transition to a low-carbon and renewable economy.”