SEOUL, June 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Parkland, a Korean suit-maker, entered into an agreement with a social enterprise to upcycle unused stock fabric by making bags and pouches with the material that would otherwise have been discarded.
Parkland signed the MoU with Ecoin Blank to offer discarded stock fabric, and the social enterprise will make upcycled bags and pouches, creating employment opportunities for housewives seeking jobs.
Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.
To manufacture the upcycled bags, Ecoin Blank established a needlework course for those seeking employment, and plans to offer work opportunities to those who finish the course.
Parkland will offer stock fabric which can make 600 pairs of suits during the first half of this year, and Ecoin Blank will make bags with the fabric.
Established in 2013, Ecoin Blank is a social enterprise making upcycled bags with discarded tent materials and safety belts.
By M. H. Lee (email@example.com)