The three “R”‘s…reduce, reuse, recycle….by now, every school child in the nation had them ingrained in their mind. Yet, the fashion/textile industry remains one of the most wasteful in existence. At the consumer level, there are very few options for American fashionistas wishing to participate in the final “r.” For the most part, it would seem that textile items past the stage of reuse are destined for the landfill.
Although their outreach is not nearly as vast as the UK’s wide-spread and highly efficient Wilcox, Wearable Collections has made a great start. Hopefully, they are just a hint of what is to come.