ace&jig x the renewal workshop
we’re so excited to partner with The Renewal Workshop to add a circular solution for extending the lifespan of ace&jig clothing!
we are now sending our damaged ace&jig pieces to The Renewal Workshop to be renewed. renewing items restores value to these used, unwanted, or damaged items, and diverts more textile waste from landfills.
let’s start to build a more circular economy together!
*we plan to use this program to support a different organization each quarter. all profits for this quarter will be donated to WE ACT for Environmental Justice, an organization whose mission is to "build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low income residents participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices."
each garment is cleaned using liquid CO2, a cleaning process that requires no water or heat. The garments are then inspected for damages, repaired, and restored to their original condition before being repacked and offered on therenewalworkshop.com/aceandjig.
if a garment is not eligible to be renewed but still in decent condition, it is saved to be upcycled or visibly mended. This could mean it is used to create a new item (ex. a damaged dress becomes a skirt), or creatively reworked with scrap fabric or visible repairs and patching.
if a garment is unrenewable, the fabric is repurposed into ace&jig scraps for patch kits. as a last resort, it is shredded and composted, or recycled into yarns that can be used to create new fabrics.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TRW:
The Renewal Workshop partners with brands to reduce waste and restore value by renewing unsellable inventory. they are experts in creating and executing circular systems, and employ a zero waste process for making renewed products.
for each item renewed, The Renewal Workshop uses a sophisticated value system called The Renewal Sensibility to measure the positive environmental impact of their work. this includes the number of pounds of waste diverted from landfill with energy, the water, toxic chemical, and greenhouse gas savings, and much more.