Archive for October 24, 2018
It is no secret that the textile industry is one of the biggest and most popular in the world. Everyone needs clothes to wear, and often, luxury or designer clothes are manufactured in huge numbers, and novelty clothes and accessories are made, too. But when these purchased clothes wear out or go out of fashion, they often end up in someone’s closet for years, or get thrown away and end up in landfills. Instead, owners of many old clothes could instead send donations of clothing to charity organizations that need them. Today, in the age of abundance, many tons of old clothes can be diverted from landfills to charity foundations that send these garments to those in need.
Production and Waste
A lot of clothes are made every year, but they do not always end up on someone’s back. Many millions of tons of textiles are manufactured every year, but American citizens don’t always recycle or donate them as often as needed. In fact, it is estimated that only 15% of all clothes purc