A few months back I was lucky enough to interview several major players in their respective industries — Margaret Frey (Fiber Science & Apparel Design at Cornell), Dominique Bischof (Co-founder at Compost Now), and Paul Bailey (Public Relations at SMART).
All of these people have interesting answers to a question most textile consumers have — what should we do with our worn out clothes?
At Redress, we're big on investing in high quality, ethical garments that stand the test of time. But on the way to a sustainable closet — as fast-fashion items inevitably fall apart — what's our next move? Can our closets have an afterlife?
The answer is yes, and happily, we get to decide what that afterlife means — for us and our environment.
Composting and recycling textiles are often overlooked options that can have huge social and environmental benefits. So huge in fact, that I decided to write a story about them.