According to the New York Times, in 2015, the last year for which the Environmental Protection Agency has data, the United States generated 11.9 million tons (about 75 pounds per person) of textile waste. Most of this waste ends up in landfills. This number is STAGGERING, and it takes all of us to make a change.
So….what can YOU do to help reduce textile waste? It’s actually simpler than you may think, but requires a shift in how we think about purchasing our clothing. Instead of buying clothing that are on trend this year, we need to start thinking about purchasing clothing that will last season after season and year after year.
We also need to consider clothing as investment pieces. Instead of spending less on more, cheaper pieces, we need to think about how each item will last through the years. Make sure it’s made well and will last the test of time. Sure, it may mean spending triple what you typically would but you will wear it for far longer than any of the more budget items that end up falling apart.
It is also important to properly care for these investment pieces. Read the instructions on the labels carefully, or trust the experts at Fabricare Cleaners. Our team knows how to care for the most luxurious and delicate of fabrics, and we do it without harming the environment. Our eco-conscious operation always has the earth in mind.
And when you’re sick of your wardrobe, don’t throw it away. Considering donating it to charity (Fabricare will even pick up & delivery items to charity for you!) or selling/thrifting items. With all the online consignment options available today like ThredUp, Poshmark and The Real Real, there is NO reason to toss your garments in the garbage.
For more information, give us a call at 203-229-0001 or visit https://fabricarecleaners.net/