Fast fashion is a contemporary term used by fashion retailers to express that designs move from catwalk quickly to capture current fashion trends. Fast fashion clothing collections are based on the most recent fashion trends presented at Fashion Week in both the spring and the autumn of every year.
Natural Fibers go through a lot of unnatural processes before becoming clothes. They are bleached, dyed, bathed in chemical and printed. These things can seep into groundwater when disposed of in landfills. They produce potent greenhouse gases when they dispose, so they cannot compost like food waste. Synthetic fibers (polyester, nylon, acrylic) take thousands of years to biodegrade. Yes, Americans trash 14 million tons of clothes each year (approximately 80 pounds per person).
Consignment stores only accept clothes less than a year old. They reject most of your clothes, even your expensive clothes, due to style, small flaws or seasons. Your clothes are dated and have a low resale value because Fast Fashion produces low quality items. So the next Step is the Trash.
We take all clothes! We recycle what we cannot resell or Upcycle. We donate to refugees and orphanages. Clothes that can safely be re-worn are sold at minimal cost to keep the program going. Each item is purchased at $1 apiece, so that we are putting fund directly back into the pockets of families. We are here to help the community, not burden it, but creating a sustainable way to reduce, reuse and recycle in the way it should work: helping you help your family and help the earth.
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