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FIRST MILE
Empowered people.
Cleaner planet.
First Mile is a people-focused network that strengthens micro-economies in Taiwan, Haiti, and Honduras, by collecting plastic bottles to create sustainable jobs and reduce environmental waste. The collection uses sustainable yarn made from recycled plastic to positively impact communities within the first mile network.
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1. PLASTIC COLLECTION
First Mile collectors source plastic bottles from communities in Haiti, Honduras, and Taiwan to trade at local plastic collection centers.
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2. COLLECTION CENTER
Once prepped and bundled, the bottles are transported to a recycling facility for processing.
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3. RECYCLING FACILITY
Recycling facilities grind the bottles into plastic flakes which are then extruded into pellets. Caps and labels are removed to prevent contamination from any non-PET materials.
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4. FIBER MAKING + TEXTURIZING
The pellets are turned into fine strands, then texturized into a soft fiber.
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5. YARN SPINNING
Fibers are spun and further texturized to create a more substantial strand of yarn with optimal feel and flex.
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6. FABRIC MANUFACTURING
First Mile yarn is woven or knit to create fabrics and textures for products that truly empower from the first mile forward.
FOREVER BETTER
Together toward a more sustainable future.