Commercialism in the 21st century…otherwise known as the great American addiction. The average American today buys more than twice the amount of clothes than the average citizen 20 years ago, and that number is surely to only increase as online shopping continues to boom. All of this growth may be great for the economy, but it’s not so great for our environment, or your overflowing closet.
Did you know that, on average, an American citizen throws away 70 pounds of clothing, linens, and other types of textiles each year? Therefore we collectively add 10.5 million tons of clothing to our landfills each year. This means that textiles make up 5% of our municipal waste, as only 15% of our textiles are being recycled.
This problem is easily solved, as 100% of all fabrics can be recycled. Not only can t