Between 1992 and 2012, the number of workers employed in making clothing and other fabric products in North Carolina (USA) fell by about 88 percent. Molly Hemstreet wanted to find a way to create a new kind of clothing factory and in 2008 she founded Opportunity Threads, a worker-owned cut-and-sew plant built on a threefold ethical platform: social, environmental, and economic benefits for the local community.

Source: Guatemalan know-how to run a textile cooperative in North Carolina – CICOPA