Fashion brands create programs to recycle, repurpose clothing

There’s a powerful message resounding from such big brands as Eileen Fisher and Patagonia, along with a growing cadre of smaller thrift and resale shops: Let’s make do, reuse, recycle.

We are excited to be part of a new movement among the fashion industry where people are becoming conscious of the environmental impact of throwing away clothes.

It’s estimated that the global textile industry uses 98 million tons of resources a year, chiefly water and energy. Fabric dyes have polluted major rivers in India, Bangladesh, China and other countries.

Read the entire article at the Seattle Times here…

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