Do you repair your well-worn shoes or stitch up holes in your jeans instead of throwing them away? Metro Vancouver is sharing the best tips from resourceful people who are taking simple actions to keep clothing and textiles out of the landfill so that we can all reduce our waste.
It’s easy to think thrice about your clothes:
- Reduce: Develop an eagle-eye for finding quality items
- Repair: Make the most out of your existing wardrobe
- Reuse: Find great second-hand gems and donate what you’re done with
Clothing is one of the fastest growing waste streams due to rapidly changing fashion trend cycles and low prices, leading to increased clothing consumption and disposal. Approximately 20,000 tonnes of clothing waste is disposed of annually in Metro Vancouver, despite local options to swap, sell, or donate unwanted clothing.