This Entrepreneur Has A Surprising Way To Make Fashion More Ethical
Despite New York City's overabundance of options for donating and recycling old clothing – charity thrift shops, textile recycling at farmers markets, bins right inside apartment buildings—residents throw out 200,000 tons of clothing and textiles each year. And it's a big problem—landfilled textiles can leach chemicals into the groundwater, release the potent climate change gas methane, and never fully biodegrade, especially if they are synthetic fibers, which are essentially plastic filaments made from oil. Incinerated textiles can also release toxins into the air.
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