Young Champion of the Earth 2019: Omar Itani

UN Environment

Published on Sep 19, 2019

2019 Young Champion of the Earth for West Asia, Omar Itani, founded FabricAid in Beirut, Lebanon. Chemicals from dyes can have severe impacts on soil and water sources from run-off. FabricAID reuses and recycles unwanted clothes. Clothes are graded, sorted into over 46 categories, cleaned in their warehouse and redistributed to disadvantaged communities at US$0.3 – US$2 per item. They have sold more than 60,000 items of clothing to more than 7,000 beneficiaries.

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