Turning Rags Into Resources
Our products fund development projects designed to empower and renew those in need.
YOUME Clothing exists to renew and empower communities through collaborative repurposing partnerships.
We do this by providing school uniforms and new clothing to kids in developing countries in exchange for their oldest, most tattered garment – which we repurpose into YOUME products and sell. Sales proceeds fund further clothing exchanges and community-led development projects – like building and repairing water wells and schools, and providing new books, teacher salaries, farming seeds and medical supplies. Whatever the community’s greatest need is.
It’s a process that transforms their rags into their resources, demonstrating we can do far more together than alone.
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1. Clothing Exchange
The exchange is the first step in establishing a new partnership and is where we trade new clothes for a community’s oldest garments.
Our Partners & Projects
We’ve used our unique, collaborative repurposing model to empower a diverse range of communities – from San Diego, CA to Swaziland, Africa. Currently, we focus on developing and growing our partnerships in Uganda, Swaziland, Malawi, Mozambique and City Heights (a neighborhood in San Diego, CA with one of the highest populations of international refugees in the US). Learn how you can make a difference!