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How Do We Shake The Idea That Worn-Out Clothes Go Into the Garbage? [Magifeco Radio]

Elizabeth was recently a guest on Magnifeco Radio, a podcast series of frank and intimate conversations with sustainable fashion leaders hosted by Kate Black, author and founder of magnifeco.com.  With the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Stella McCartney teaming up on a groundbreaking new circular fashion study, “Redesigning Fashion’s Future,” Kate and Elizabeth debated the future of …

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Textile Waste

The Four-Point Plan for Properly Donating Old Clothes

Perhaps you’ve never considered there’s a right way to donate clothes. We like to imagine that charities are just thrilled to get our pre-loved items, even if they’re a little worse for the wear. I certainly thought the same thing, that is until I started working in the secondhand clothing industry and saw first-hand the …

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Where Does Discarded Clothing Go? [Via The Atlantic]

In Brooklyn, New York, where space is precious, it’s not surprising that many of the borough’s residents are starting to complain, loudly, about the countless used-clothing donation bins gobbling up sidewalks and serving as a magnet for garbage and graffiti. Aghast, Brooklyn Magazine commanded its readers not to use “those piece-of-crap bins.” Read more via The Atlantic.

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