By Brian Shekhel
At his former job, Sam Palmer noticed a problem: Excess clothing had created an abundance of wasted materials for companies.
In 2012, Palmer co-founded ReFleece, a lifestyle company focused on upcycling other businesses’ wasted or excess materials, with Jennifer Feller. Their goal was to take items that were seemingly unusable and use their materials for something new.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 17 million tons of textile waste was produced in 2018 alone.
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