Ragfinery opened in April 2014 as the second “jobs from waste” business of ReUse Works. We divert unwanted textiles from the waste stream and upcycle them in a training business that provides transitional jobs for low income clients of our partner social service agencies and schools.

We collaborate with local artisans and community volunteers to repurpose unwanted garments and textiles into a variety of upcycled goods that showcase the skills and talent of our collective.

We also teach our worker trainees and community members the traditional skills of identifying fabric values, cutting, sewing, weaving, and creatively re-purposing post-consumer textiles into products of value.