clothing waste

We're Sending 26 Billion Pounds of Reusable Textiles to the Landfill Every Year

Photo by Celestine Ngulube/Unsplash “Fast fashion” is defined by three cardinal traits: it’s cheap, it’s trendy, and it’s expendable. It’s a tack…

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Zero Waste Scotland Announces Fund for Sustainable-Fashion Designers

Zero Waste Scotland has announced a new fund to encourage Scottish fashion designers to develop their own closed-loop clothing. Financed in part by the Scottish government, the Circular…

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Pure Waste Textiles: Why Fabric Waste Will Never Make Sense

Helsinki-based Pure Waste Textiles was born out of a desire to halt the huge amount of fabric wasted in the production of fashion accessories. After beginning to use leftover material…

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Carrie Parry: Traditional Fashion Calendar "Fuels Overconsumption"

Photo by Anton Oparin/Shutterstock “Today, Spring/Summer collections are debuted on the catwalk in September and October and delivered to stores between January and March while…

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Scientists Develop First Comprehensive System for Recycling Footwear

Photo by Shutterstock In the fight to recycle used clothes and accessories, footwear has long been a drag in the process. Of the 20 billion shoes produced each year, a huge 95 percent…

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The Up-Shirt: A Tee With the World's Smallest Environmental Footprint

GOING UP Together with Markus Vihma and Ann Runnel, Aus has devised a shirt made entirely from manufacturing leftovers. Because Aus and company use waste material that would otherwise…

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U.K Clothing Industry Commits to Measure, Report Environmental Impact

Two dozen of Britain’s leading apparel retailers, charity shops, and clothing recyclers have pledged to measure and report the waste, water, and carbon footprints of their wares,…

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Textile Waste Does Halloween Create Each Year?

Photo by Shutterstock More than 170 million Americans will celebrate Halloween this year by decking their yards, their bodies, and even their pets in spooky paraphernalia, according to…

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16-Foot Clothing Mountain Illustrates Hong Kong’s Daily Textile Waste

A 16-foot mountain of secondhand clothing, towering over Hong Kong’s Central Star Ferry Pier, is a sight to behold. But the white-peaked behemoth, designed to illustrate the…

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Caught! Victoria's Secret Destroys Unworn Returned Merchandise

Just when it seemed like H&M was finally cleaning up its act, another mass retailer has been caught with its pant(ie)s down. Lingerie company Victoria’s Secret is the latest…

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Why Are H&M, Walmart Destroying Unsold Clothing Instead of Giving Them to Charity?

Photo by tnarik H&M and Walmart are doing a lot more than slashing prices, according to the New York Times. More literally, the fast-fashion purveyor and a contractor for the…

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