Innovative and relevant solutions for the crisis of stuff

Can We Solve the Crisis of Stuff?


How much do North Americans waste? According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the annual average of waste per US citizen amounts to nearly 70 pounds of clothing and textiles. These numbers jump tremendously when considering that worldwide, over 80 billion garments are produced annually. In the US, the nation’s municipal waste stream occupies … Continue reading Can We Solve the Crisis of Stuff?

Textile Recycling 101: All You Need To Know About How to Divert More Material from Landfills


The process of textile recycling continues to garner attention worldwide — particularly among those who are interested in impacting the environment in a positive way. In many places across the world, consumers swap clothing, shoes and fabrics that are in good condition, others donate or sell what they are no longer using to someone who … Continue reading Textile Recycling 101: All You Need To Know About How to Divert More Material from Landfills

Helping Give New Life to the World’s Used Purses, Shoes and Belts


“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Not just country music lyrics, these words tell us how people can find new value in something that might have otherwise been considered useless. While a pair of torn shoes or a used belt once seemed destined for the garbage bin, today there are a host of recycling … Continue reading Helping Give New Life to the World’s Used Purses, Shoes and Belts

Holiday Season Approaching; Overstock and Returned Toys Need to Go! But Where?


With the Christmas holiday season fast approaching, retailers are clearing their shelves to make room for the latest and greatest products. Perhaps nowhere is this more true than with toys, where kids (and their parents) are being marketed to about what the “must have” items are for the current season. When the hot items make … Continue reading Holiday Season Approaching; Overstock and Returned Toys Need to Go! But Where?

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