I debated whether to offer a Wearable Art Fashion line for this very reason. Would I be contributing to the mountains of discarded textiles? In Canada, over 12 million tons of textiles make their way to landfills; in the US it is said to be over 21 billion! Globally, 80% of discarded textiles are dumped in landfills; only 20% are reused. Add to that the environmental effects of manufacturing and transportation of goods, and I was tempted to start walking around buck-naked! But of course, that’s neither practical nor prudent.
So how did I come to terms with offering my own line of Wearable Art Fashions? I did some research.