About Us

ReUse Works was founded on the simple premise that there is economic opportunity in both the products and the people that our society has discarded. With this in mind, a group of low income Whatcom County residents and social service advocates formed ReUse Works in 2004. It’s corporate mission is to “provide job training, jobs, and business opportunities for low income residents using waste and discarded materials.” In 2005, we opened Appliance Depot, a job training and reuse business that salvages, repairs, and sells used appliances.  In 2014, we opened Ragfinery, a job training and reuse business that upcycles post-consumer clothing and textiles.