If you spend any time on Pinterest or YouTube, you may have noticed the ample number of videos showing embroidery techniques for mending clothes. You may have also seen some patches on jeans as a “new” trend. From the waste reduction perspective, this trend can be seen a positive. Per the Saturday Evening Post, in 2018, each US citizen throws away about 81 pounds of clothing and other textiles annually. The U.S. EPA estimates that textile waste fills nearly 9% of space within each landfill.
Some tips to help combat this waste: