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Fast & Cheap Fashion Consumption Leads to R.A.G.S.

Skip the landfill and discard your unwanted R.A.G.S. – Recycle Accessories Garments Shoes – responsibly. Americans discard more than 28 billion pounds of unwanted clothing, shoes, and other textiles.  Charitable organizations and others collect roughly 15 percent of these items, while the remaining 85 percent — 24 billion pounds — end up in landfills.  – […]

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The Power of The Designer To Create Sustainable Change

Up to 80% of a garment’s environmental impact is decided in the design phase. Only a few designers and product developers realize their potential to create sustainable change through their decision. – Jonas Eder-Hansen, vice president & development director at the Danish Fashion Institute | Recycling International Designers should recognize that true innovation is best achieved by […]

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Skip The Landfill, Create The Art

Up to 95% of the textiles that are LAND-FILLED each year could be reused or recycled, according to Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles [SMART] One day you will have no use for what you wear.  It could be in a few months or a few years.  Where will you dispose of it?  You say you […]

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Ecological Impact of Clothing

My Letter to the editor | VC Reporter | Ventura California  I would like to recognize and thank you for David Goldstein’s article, Overwhelmed by a Flood of Clothing.  I strongly believe taking action to reduce textile waste is a responsibility for all of us – the fashion industry, the community, and consumers.  

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1,000 Gallons of Water

A pair of Levi’s uses nearly 1,000 gallons of water in its entire life cycle, from growing the cotton to consumer care. –  Michael Kobori, Vice President, Sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co [LS&Co.]

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The Visual Story Behind The Story – Fair Trade Fashion Show

‘Young optimists’ ages of 18 – 34 are the most engaged on sustainability. 2/3 actively buy sustainable brands and 1/4 always consider the social and environmental ethics of brands when making purchasing decisions. 67% say they recommend brands that behave responsibly. Ethical Fashion Forum – The Future of Fashion in Facts and Figures. The story of […]

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