H&M FOUNDATION: Inventive New Ways to Recycle Textiles

H&M Foundation, along with The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) showcases the new concept of Closed-Loop Apparel Recycling Eco-System. Find a new way to discard clothing that you no longer wish to wear or keep. ┬áNo longer is it acceptable to throw your clothes in the bin, and be done with it. Fashion waste has become a burdening issue, it is estimated that a person on average, throws away 70 pounds worth of (wearable and recylcable) clothing in the bin annually. ┬áThis is leading to a very destructive landfill and waste problem. Find new ways to…

Sweden: Burning Discarded Garment as Fossil Fuel Instead of Coal

Moreso than ever, we are facing the severe consequences due to the fast fashion cycle and our never-ending desire to consume. This is an issue almost no one in the industry wants to talk about. According to American men magazine Esquire, 113,000 tons of discarded clothes from H&M ends up in the landfill every year. This is a very large number, and it is only counting items with from one international fashion chain on one continent. For many, we may feel that that is beyond our grasp to change. However, some people take the matter into their own hands. Jens…

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