More Room to Renew
When The Renewal Workshop began renewing apparel and textiles, we accomplished that work in a 500 sq ft basement of a yoga studio. As our partnerships grew, it quickly became clear that we need space, lots of space, to do the work of renewal—sorting, cleaning, repairing, packaging, and shipping—and to house all the products that are shipped to us for renewal.
Our current US factory is 10,000 sq ft and we have outgrown that space. Over the last 18 months, our Operations Lead Dave Russell has overseen this crucial project of planning, building, and moving into our newest workshop. We will gain 30,000 more sq ft, larger laundry capacity, customized equipment and workstations, and increased storage space. As well, the building boasts 164 windows providing the natural light needed to assist our team members make quality assurance decisions about the products that are delivered to you.
We broke ground in February and, despite a continuing global pandemic and a couple of heavy snowstorms, this project is on time thanks to the hard work of nearly 300 skilled workers. We have started to move equipment and furniture and gaylords of products and will continue to do so over the next 30 days with the goal of completing the move by the end of July.
The privilege of having a new space built to meet the requirements of renewal is truly exciting. Even more thrilling is how this will allow us to continue to renew products and to expand our ability to keep apparel and textiles out of landfill.