First Mile

The First Mile, an initiative of Thread International and WORK, supports waste collectors in Haiti, Honduras, and Taiwan to recycle plastic and earn income while diverting waste destined for oceans and landfills. These recycled materials are then sourced to First Mile Member brands to be processed into consumer products that deliver a social, environmental, and financial impact. The First Mile is housed within Thread International, a certified Benefit Corporation with an expertise in development and executing product supply chains that are both human- centered and more profitable. Thread partners with its sister organization, WORK, a nonprofit with a mission to accompany the families they serve out of poverty through good, dignified jobs.