Tulong is taking what might otherwise go into the waste stream to make sustainable clothing. Tulong recaptures cutting room waste at garment manufacturers in developing countries for use in its Repair The World® brand apparel. In a mechanical process called garnetting, the recycled cotton fabrics are reduced to fiber state and blended with polyester thread made from post-consumer PET plastic bottles. The finished material is used to make casual clothing for men and women. Tulong gives back a portion of its profits to developing countries for education, healthcare and microfinance. The company employed four full-time staffers in early 2010, but expected to add jobs as orders grew.