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Textiles Resources

    

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began early this year, textile recyclers and exporters have had to cut their prices to...

Metro Vancouver has launched Think Thrice About Your Clothes, a new waste reduction campaign aimed at cutting the...

The fashion industry runs on a business model that generates negative externalities for both people and planet.

Students at West Ferris Secondary School have been busy this week breathing new life into old items that would...

A new report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is calling for major change in the fashion...

Now a small but growing group of innovators is turning to the genius of nature in an attempt to put wastefulness...

 

    

Facts and stats about the growing issue of textiles waste.

Typically when we think about the relationship between water and clothes it’s about which rinse cycle to use on...

Clothes thrown away account for a huge amount of waste in garbage dumps, according to CBC Marketplace's latest...

The numbers are staggering: estimates show that Ontario generates 500,000 tonnes of clothing and textile waste...

In North America, consumers are buying -- and getting rid of -- five times as much clothing as we did 25 years ago...

This report outlines a vision for a system that works, delivering long-term benefits – a new textiles economy based...

“The clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world...second only to oil,” the recipient of an...

The fashion industry produces more harmful carbon emissions than the aviation and shipping industries combined.

 

    

In September, the fashion industry’s efforts in the areas of sustainability, resale and recycling continued.

Portugal has been a place for fashion manufacturing for some time now.

The fashion industry is at a crossroads: either slash costs by doubling down on unsustainable practices that hurt...

It would be a stretch to suggest that their products might save the planet, but perhaps they can offer inspiration...

Most of the time, the used garments are landfilled.  Therein lays the problem — and the opportunity — for recycling...

A multidisciplinary Cornell design and research team, assembled to tackle the environmental problem of post-...

Textile waste is a big issue, one that I find is not talked about a lot.  According to this article, the average...

In a world of excess, innovation comes not just in designing something new and different, but also designing...

It’s the holy grail for the fashion industry: Can manufacturers seamlessly close the loop on fabric, so an old T-...

We wanted to share with you some of the problems that have been on our minds lately and the discoveries we have...

 

    

One of the biggest misconceptions that consumers have is that we should only donate clothes that are gently used....

The Ontario Textile Diversion Collaborative is a multi stakeholder group under the umbrella of Fashion Takes Action...

Six easy ways you can reduce your textiles waste. 

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Everyone has clothing and other items at home that aren’t getting the love and attention they deserve.

The following post about clothing waste is written by College of Textiles student Jon Millner, who is the spring...

Looop is the world’s first in-store recycling system turning old garments into new ones.

Markham residents have no excuse to live with messy closets anymore. A novel...