Weaving New Lives for the Homeless
An Atlanta-based program is aiming to combat homelessness while simultaneously saving the planet. Through re:loom, individuals in need are learning how to weave beautiful table runners, purses, and other sellable products from recycled materials–in fact, some major businesses have contracted the program to recycle their old uniforms instead of dumping them in a landfill. The program, which is a part of Initiative for Affordable Housing (IAH), offers weavers numerous perks like stable salaries, healthcare, and leadership opportunities. And best of all, weavers learn a valuable skill to kick-start a steady career.