Mitscoots Outfitters Pays Locals to Work in Their Packaging Facilities

By: Alyson Wyers - Nov 26, 2016
References: mitscoots & springwise
This social enterprise and clothing company benefits homeless people by offering employment opportunities at their packaging facilities. For every item of clothing sold, they also donate a garment to a person in need. Based in Austin, Texas, Mitscoots Outfitters sells attire from hats and socks to tee shirts, tanks and mittens. They are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund the Cause Cap. The baseball cap (along with their other goods) are made in the USA and is guaranteed to last five years.

To aid transitioning homeless people, Mitscoots Outfitters offers more than minimum wage to local employees, who are paid per pair of socks they package. The company's goal is to establish a network of packaging facilities across the United States, focusing in urban areas and major metropolitan centers.