If making sense of the glut of statistics regarding textile recycling has you clutching your head like a stunned monkey, USAgain is here to help. The textile-recycling firm has distilled data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, plus the results of a 1,500-person national survey, into a handy infographic.
Don't want to throw clothes away, but don't have the time to sort and donate you clothes?Textiles can be dropped off weekly at one of 26 Greenmarkets located all over NYC! Textiles are sorted into different grades including usable clothing, cotton scrap, cotton blend scrap and synthetics.
Japanese boro (yogi back) Photo by: Jared Graves Japanese Boro. Boro textiles were made in the late 19th and early 20th century by impoverished Japanese people from reused indigo-dyed cotton rags. They were patched and sewn piece-by-piece, handed down from generation to generation they became objects of desire because of their beauty , history and soul.