In 2012 alone, EPA estimates that 14.3 million tons of textiles were wasted.
Here are a few things you can do:
"1. Buy secondhand when you can. Purchasing something that already exists is the most sustainable thing you can do. 2. Support organic; by supporting organic products (and therefore production) we protect our soil, our water, and the people in the fields who harvest. 3. Look for recycled material use."
The Mind-blowing Multicolored Elaborately Patterned Profusion of the Santillo Serape
A flamboyant Saltillo serape at the David Cook Galleries stand of New York’s Metro Show would have been the height of male fashion in Northern Mexico in the late 19th century, when this stunning and mysterious textile was woven. It bears a rare and inventive riff on the central diamond motif typical of such weavings, whose origin is unknown.