Did you know that one garbage truck full of textiles are landfilled or burned every single second? Waste is a huge problem in today's fashion industry and the scope of the problem can feel overwhelming. The problem may seem too big to tackle but there are many small things you can do today to take action.
A Quick Overview on Textile Waste in the Fashion Industry
(All statistics below were sourced from A New Textiles Economy: Redesigning Fashions Future Report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and McKinsey)
With an increase in pre and post consumer textile waste, we need better solutions adopted at a mass scale faster.
Technologies Reducing Textile Waste in the Fashion Industry
While we have a long road ahead of us to reduce textile waste in fashion, there are many positive signs that change is coming:
What Can You Do to Reduce Textile Waste in the Fashion Industry
There are also many small things that brands can do from a practical perspective to minimize waste. As you establish your sustainability goals, here are a few ideas that you might like to consider for reducing your textile waste:
Waste is a big problem but don’t let it weigh you down. There are many practical things that you can start doing. Small acts add up so set goals, start small, track your impact, share your progress and help build momentum to shift the industry toward a better, less wasteful future.