WHY RECYCLE TEXTILES?
Did you know that the first step of recycling is to reuse?
Our mission is to facilitate this step in the clothing industry on the bigger scale possible and be a connection between the people that need used clothes and the ones that don’t need them anymore.
Some interesting facts:
In January 2020 – It took 50 years for global elites to put climate change at the center of the World Economic Forum, the annual gathering in Davos, Switzerland, that’s meant to shape the future and solve planet-sized problems. This year, with rising temperatures and cutting emissions finally dominating the agenda, it seemed almost no one could stop talking about it.
In 2018 the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a special report predicting apocalyptic environmental consequences if the nations of the world are unable to reduce the amount of warming to 1.5° C above pre-industrial levels in the 12 years to come. Every bit of reuse or recycling waste helps achieve that goal.
Since 2000, global clothes production has more than doubled, and the average person now buys 60 percent more items of clothing every year and keeps them for about half as long as they did 15 years ago. In the USA, over 85 percent of those clothes end up in a landfill.
More than 15 million tons of used textile waste is generated each year in the United States, and that amount has doubled over the last 20 years. An average American throws away approximately 80 pounds of used clothing per person per year.
The average lifetime of a piece of clothing is approximately 3 years. Nearly 100% of textiles and clothing are recyclable.