Clothing company donates to and employs homeless people

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

Austin, Texas-based Mitscoots Outfitters makes the clothing it sells in the United States and employs local people transitioning out of homelessness. Employees package each order and can work as much or as little as they like. Paid per pair of socks packaged, employees earn more than minimum wage. Mitscoots raised funds on Kickstarter for its latest product – a baseball cap. For every item the company sells, Mitscoots donates an item of similar quality to someone in need. Having already expanded to work with charities across the country, the company’s goal is to set up a nationwide network of small…

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