BUILDING A BUSINESS FROM SCRATCH IN HOMEWOOD
Event Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
Event Time: 08:00 AM
Location: James Laughlin Music Center, Chatham Shadyside Campus, 1 Woodland Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15232
Fee: $25 per breakfast
Non-Chatham Student and Veteran's Rate: $12 with valid ID
Jenna Knapp, Founder and Director of Production at Thread, will discuss how she built Thread: a business on a mission to end poverty by creating dignified jobs and responsible, high-quality products with global brands. Thread transforms plastic bottles from the streets and canals of Haiti and Honduras into the most responsible fabrics and products on the planet. Every product made with Thread tackles poverty and cleans up the planet. Thread is a Public Benefit Corporation and scores in the top 10% of B-Corps globally on its governance and incorporation of the world's waste into its products.