Rag News: November 2021

  The Continual Rise of Thrift Shopping! The rise of thrift shopping has been a newness for the past few years, with an increase in demand that Generation Z is leading. The secondhand market has had a huge boom in the past few years, currently it is projected to hit 36 billion dollars. This however […]

Rag News: October 2021

  A Sustainable Halloween! Halloween is the scariest season of the year, including the amount of waste created by it. October 31st is all about dressing up and partaking in festive and fun Halloween activities! That being said, it also comes with a massive waste once it’s over. A study revealed that more than 2,000 […]

Rag News: August 2021

  Donate your Clothes! Donating clothing helps raise money for those in need, as well as aid in preventing unnecessary waste. There are many ways to donate clothing, but finding a place to donate your clothes can be challenging depending on your region. Logistics and time constraints are significant factors for clothing and other items […]

Rag News: July 2021

  A circular economy in India Countries around the world have begun to implement a circular economy within their own economic systems. There is a huge potential for developing countries to adapt and implement policies that incentivize sustainable activities.  For instance, it is arguable that India is naturally a circular economy, since they seem to […]

Rag News: June 2021

  The second-hand market in Tunisia Tunisia’s second-hand industry is one of the largest markets in North Africa. For many Tunisians, it is common to head to the flea markets on a weekly basis. The markets, known as frippes, are full of hidden gems. People can find Prada shoes, Versace scarves; they are full of […]

Rag News: May 2021

  Developing a Circular Economy requires intentional efforts. The COVID-19 pandemic made a big impact on economies around the world, with many businesses forced to close due to multiple lockdown measures to contain the virus. As a result, there will be many challenges as countries build their economies back and attempt to aid the damage […]

Rag News: April 2021

The British Government reveals a new Waste Prevention Program On March 18th, the British Government revealed plans to reduce waste across the country, which incorporated measures that would increase actions on ‘fast fashion’ and hold manufacturers accountable for textile waste. This plan is an attempt to engage the textile industry to use resources efficiently, to […]

Rag News: March 2021

5 Reasons to adapt to a Circular Economy Shifting into a Circular Economy has been in talks for many years, in order to address the concerning environmental and climate issues that are occurring on Earth. Every year more than 100 billion tons of resources enter the economy- including metals, fossil fuels, minerals and all organic […]

Rag News: February 2021

  The Shortage of Shipping Containers around the World COVID-19 has been the main cause for many global issues over last year, including the shipping container shortage. This situation began when countries started implementing lockdowns and heavier restrictions on imports and exports. As a result, carriers reduced the number of vessels that were out at […]

Rag News: December 2020

The invaluable SMART Membership Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles, also known as SMART, is a trade organization that strengthens the economic opportunities of their diverse membership, by promoting the interdependence of the for-profit textile recycling industry. SMART was founded in 1932 and composed of companies from all over the world who are involved in every […]