LA’s Homeboy Threads: Recycling clothes, creating jobs

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Chanalisa Sera finished the training program at Homeboy Industries and is now the first supervisor at Homeboy Threads. The new business plans to divert thousands of tons of clothes from landfills every month. Photo by Caleigh Wells.

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