One person’s trash is another person’s clothing.

Have you ever had a crazy idea that would be so cool if you could make it happen, but you talked yourself out of it because it wasn’t “realistic”?

The More Confident You Are, The Stronger You Appear

Thankfully I’ve never really had that experience because my parents always encouraged me to follow my passions, no matter how big or unbelievable they are.

But for most people, if a goal or something they desire to have is too big or complicated for themselves or friends and family to understand, then 9 times out of 10, it will never come true.

In my case, it was starting a eco-friendly fashion line as a kid when everyone in the industry said it couldn’t be done.

Especially by a so-called pre-teen who’s never been to art school, or had any formal business training.

So when I see other people bring their visions to reality, despite being told their ideas would never work, it really makes me feel good inside.

It reminds me that there are people who want to be part of the solution instead of adding to all the problems.

That’s why I’m so excited to share something amazing I just found online…

If you didn’t already know, my company (HS Styles) uses as many sustainable materials as possible in our designs.

This includes Modal Cotton, and of course, Bamboo Cotton.

We also use local experts to hand-craft each item right here in Bali Indonesia, which gives people a chance to earn a decent wage so they can provide for themselves and their families.

As big of an impact we’re making on the community here, I just found out about a company that could completely revolutionize fashion as we know it!

A group of 5 people from Pittsburgh,PA came together to found “Thread”.

This forward thinking collective has developed a process to literally turn “trash into treasure” by taking plastic waste from around Haiti and converting it into fabric.

If that’s not a so-called crazy idea that shouldn’t work, I don’t know what is!

But that’s just the surface…

They’ve also figured out a way to create a source of income for the locals.

Thread has partnered with an organization called Ramase Lajan which means “picking up money”.

It’s a network of plastic-collection centers in Haiti where people can bring discarded bottles, and receive cash right on the spot.

With this system in place, Haitians can purchase food and provide for their families, instead of being forced to commit crimes just to survive.

It also gives an incentive for EVERYONE to clean up Haiti, which can reverse some of their widespread environmental issues.

After collection, the bottles are properly cleaned, then shredded and turned into thread.

Then it goes on to be woven into fabric for use in all kinds of fashion designs.

...Every month, around 9 million pounds of plastic is tossed in the streets and water of Port-au-Prince alone!

So coming up with a way to remove trash, and create high-quality fabrics for an already grossly wasteful fashion industry is nothing short of GENIUS!

At this point I’m totally convinced there’s a logical solution for every single problem we face as humans.

The problem isn’t that our issues can’t be fixed, the true issue is the people and organizations that profit from being wasteful, and not wanting them to be fixed.

And you can rest assured that they will do everything in their power to continue the cycle of destruction, as long as it lines their pockets with money.

In my opinion, these are the same individuals who would tell someone that there’s no way you can make fabric from plastic, or it’s impossible for an 11-year old to start and run her own fashion-line.

But regardless who tries to discourage me, or groups like Thread, we’ll never stop doing our part to make the world a better place!

Thanks for reading, and no matter what…