Did you know that least recycled and repurposed textiles are in things such as swimwear and exercise gear?
Lets take a look at Part Two of some current and potential solutions, as well as future changes for our textiles and the fashion industry!
Max is right, we are all fighting the same war for a better planet 🌍 Our vote is always with our $$ - supporting ethical companies or more sustainable products from less ethical companies shows consumer demand for change.
How can we help?
Never place your textiles in the recycling or landfill bin.
Buy less new items - we already have enough clothing in existence.
Opt for second-hand.
Supporting emerging sustainable designers.
Donate WEARABLE items directly to those in need. If charities end up with poor quality items it will cost them to dispose them.
Look for stores offering textile recycling such as H&M and UNIQLO
Many animal shelters accept old towels.
In Dubai, check out:@ragstorichesuae - they collect pre loved linen and fabric, (including bed linen & curtains, towels, thread, yarn/wool) and put their skills to good use creating new clothes for children around the world!@ayuray_insta for products created with natural fibres, sustainable practices, inspired by Ayurveda.
For preloved fashion:@shopretold @lasuite_uae @thriftforgood_
Other companies to check out which are already working on solutions for the industry:
Thread Collect - @scrgroup
General Pants Co - will take back your old denim
Check out Bonds - RELOVED range which incorporates recycled cotton.@blocktexx - insta isn't active, but links to their website - they turn textiles back into plastic! It's estimated that businesses will pay about the same to use their process vs landfill.
Europe:@mudjeans - Circular jeans!@nudiejeans - made with organic, fairtrade or recycled cotton and have a lifetime repairs available!
Swedish Company - Södra - has technology to incorporate used white cotton (linen), with wood and make new materials.
Just because you CAN ♻️ something doesn't make it ok to continue consuming new items at the current rate. Be a conscious fashion consumer 💚 vote with your dollar, and hey - maybe you will save money too!