Found this social venture via twitter (twitter.com/teecyle_tim) while playing around the other day. TeeCycle.org is a site that sells used t-shirts under the motto of “reduce. reuse. teecycle.”
Funds from each sale to go various charities and they help achieve their goal of reducing landfill waste. They offer a pretty cool quote from Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, “The most responsible way for a consumer and a good citizen to buy clothes is to buy used.”
Check out teecycle.org — maybe buy a cool, pre-loved shirt.
Not sure if the team at Teecyle is looking to scale up or not, but the opportunity for recycled goods is enormous, especially in a slowing economy.