Talk about a “win-win.”
Imagine making a tee shirt completely from recycled materials and using visually-impaired workers to do the sewing.
That’s what a company in West Virginia called SustainU is doing, according to a recent New York Times article.
SustainU’s boss went looking for a nearby factory to make the shirts in order to keep his shipping costs down.
He found Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, a North Carolina employer of the visually-impaired.
Sadly, the unemployment rate for the visually-impaired reportedly is nearly 70 percent. But SustainU’s boss says he’s getting shirts made as well as any made by sighted people.
Sustaining people and the environment: that really is a win-win.
To learn more, read this New York Times article.