Tagged with textile waste

Infographic: Halloween recycling habits

Infographic: Halloween recycling habits

Halloween is approaching. According to the National Retail Federation, seven in 10 Americans will be in a haunting mood this Halloween, with over 170 million people celebrating the holiday in some form. Think of all of those costumes, candies and decorations used – and all of the waste associated with the packaging and old costumes. … Continue reading

Back 2 school clothing shopping infographic

Back 2 school clothing shopping infographic

Back 2 School Clothing Shopping Infographic

Did you know that the average American family will spend $246.10 on clothes & shoes per child this back-to-school shopping season? Considering that the EPA estimates 11.1 million tons of clothes & shoes are trashed in the U.S. each year, what are American clothing spending habits like at the start of a new school year. Do we buy new, used or nothing at all?

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Big brands and the environment: Why not flex their green muscle?

Consumers often hear of (or assume) big clothing brand’s wastefulness in manufacturing their products for retail stores. It’s not uncommon; walk into any modern American shopping mall and you’re confronted with dozens of top-brand choices. But at what cost to the environment? Sure, there are stories of sweatshops and illegal, underpaid workers, but what about … Continue reading