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Blue Cast: Goodwill’s Brittany Dickinson on Getting More Value Out of Goods

Extending the lifespan for fashion items has a direct effect on reducing their environmental impact. Resale helps recapture goods that would otherwise be tossed in the trash, allowing them to find a second life.  

For the first episode in Blue Cast’s four-part Circularity Solutionist podcast series with the Fashion Impact Fund, Lenzing’s Tricia Carey chatted with Brittany Dickinson, manager of sustainability at Goodwill, about the organization’s work in circularity. Brittany has spent 15 years in the fashion industry, and describes her current role as her “dream job.”

The biggest misconception about Goodwill, per Brittany, is that it is “just a thrift store.” The nonprofit’s mission is also centered on job training and placement for people in the community.

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This article is one of a series on Rivet from Lenzing’s Carved in Blue denim blog. From conversations with the experts behind the mills that make some of the world’s most-wanted denim to the global brands bringing novel denim made with TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal to the market, Carved in Blue shares the stories of those whose roots run deep with denim. Visit