homelessness

Volunteers Recycle Over 52,000 Plastic Bags Into Sleeping Mats for the Homeless

Photo by Bob Donaldson for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A group of women in Tennessee have transformed more than 52,000 used plastic bags into waterproof sleeping mats for the local…

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What Daisy Did: Fashion Brand Pilots Program to Employ Homeless

BREAKING THE CYCLE Designed for extra-durability, all of the carryalls have a three-year repair-or-replace guarantee, What Daisy Did said. The company has also teamed up with the…

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"Breadline" Clothing Line Highlights U.K.'s Hidden Hunger Crisis

Have you always tied together your passion for fashion and social causes? My family is very creative, caring, and concerned about people and the environment, which has had a massive…

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Iran's "Walls of Kindness" Are Helping People in Need Stay Warm

Photos by Vahid Salemi for Associated Press Nobody knows who started Iran’s first “Wall of Kindness,” but the similar setups have sprouted up all over the Middle…

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Dutch Designer Turns Festival Tents Into "Sheltersuits" for the Homeless

Abandoned tents, a post-revel scourge at music festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury, could soon find new life as weather-resistant coats that convert into sleeping bags for the…

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Insulated Sleeping Bag Expands Into a Mobile Shelter for the Homeless

Last October, Carnegie Mellon University charged its students to devise temporary, economically viable shelters for housing some of the 578,424 homeless people living in the United…

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"The Street Store" is the First Pop-Up Clothing Store for the Homeless

South Africa’s Street Store doesn’t just help to clothe the homeless, but also gives them the retail experience of choosing their own wares. With the idea to give the homeless the…

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Why is PETA Giving Away Fur Coats?

Photo by Shutterstock People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has been doling out fur coats for free, but not because the infamously provocative animal-rights group has had a change…

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A&F Would Rather Destroy Its Clothes Than Donate Them to the Homeless

If you thought Abercrombie & Fitch couldn’t get more offensive, you’d be wrong, oh so wrong. After CEO Mike Jeffries drew fire last week for deliberating excluding…

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Buy a Pair of Charles Mark & Sons Socks, Donate a Pair to the Homeless

Not everyone is disappointed by socks on Christmas. For homeless people living on the streets, a fresh pair of socks can mean all the difference between healthy feet and infections,…

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"Ulterior Survival Bag" Turns Into Pair of Boots for Detroit's Homeless

Mike Forbes’s “Ulterior Survival Bag” is more than your average carryall. Designed for Detroit’s homeless population, the bag transforms into a pair of boots…

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KNO Clothing Makes Ending Homelessness a Fashion Statement

KNO-IT-ALLS The clothes are as sustainable as the brand’s mission, comprising a mix of fair-trade and organic cotton, recycled polyester, and natural rayon polymers. More than…

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