Project Management

Economic Downturn ?Opens Doors? For Recycling Business Worn Again

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Executive Summary

One of the greatest challenges facing social business Worn Again is the widely-held public assumption that any product made from recycled materials must be cheaper than conventional merchandise on the market. In fact, Worn Again, which makes bags, outerwear and accessories from decommissioned uniforms from the high-speed passenger railway, Eurostar, and Sir Richard Branson's Virgin hot air balloons, has discovered the process is very labour intensive which pushes up costs. She became interested in global issues and approached the new economics foundation (nef), which describes itself as an independent 'think-and-do tank', with the idea of setting up her first venture

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