The Renewal Workshop was founded by Nicole and Jeff to combat waste in the apparel industry. Based on many years of experience in the industry, Jeff and Nicole saw a need to create a sustainable system to manage apparel waste and get the full value from garments. Their start-up operation repairs, upcycles and recycles damaged clothing and sells them via their online marketplace at www.therenewalworkshop.com.
Building a network of garment manufacturers such as NorthFace, prAna, Toad&Co, Ibex and Mountain Khakis, The Renewal Workshop collects garments that have been soiled, need repair or are otherwise un-sellable in their present condition. They repair the flaw(s) to like-new condition prior to return the items to the manufacturer or to sell them online to consumers. Garments that are not repairable are upcycled or recycled so that almost no garments end up in a landfill.