Recommended
for you

Most people don't realize it, but many of the clothes we buy new still have the chemicals from the d…
Knitting is no longer just for grandmothers, today it's a trend for people of all ages with a huge r…
It's possible to own a minimum amount of apparel and always look great. You just need to curate your…
Getting the best-dressed award in your school yearbook doesn't have to mean spending a fortune. Good…
If you are someone that follows fashion chances are you have gotten into the habit of saving clothes…
If you are a creative person that knows how to design clothes and sew, you may think about opening y…

Recycle Your Clothes

Most people don't know that textiles, including apparel, makes up 12.7 million tons of waste. Its our job to reduce this number by thinking up creative strategies to reuse unwanted clothing. Whether you are making a quilt, jewelery, upcycling or something of your own invention - it makes a difference! Though there are many environmentally friendly products on the market, there is nothing as ecologically friendly as recycling something that already exists.
From clothing exchange parties with friends to making new clothes from old clothes, the solutions are endless. Another solution is to turn household fabrics (think Scarlett O'Hara) into clothing. Sometimes you don't even need sewing skills, it's enough to head over to the Salvation Army and with a few dollars and some scissors you can invent something wonderful. For inspiration, look online to see the wide array of "green couture" artists who make gorgeous clothing out of entirely recycled household materials.