April 4th, 2018
Nestled at 1421 N. Forest St. is a storefront with bright fabrics piled behind its windows.
Ragfinery, a local non-profit with the goal of diverting textile waste from landfills, collects these supplies to become new creations.
Ragfinery was founded in April 2014 as the second business of ReUse Works, an organization focused on community and sustainability. ReUse Works provides job training and business opportunities for low-income residents using discarded materials. The Ragfinery is a creative community staple with an environmentally conscious twist.
Shan Sparling, program manager at Ragfinery, said the organization has a multitude of facets including upcycling, community outreach and creative collaborations.