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Infographic on How Many Pounds of Textile Americans Trash Every Year...An eye opener.

16-Foot Clothing Mountain Illustrates Hong Kong’s Daily Textile Waste

16-Foot Clothing Mountain Illustrates Hong Kong’s Daily Textile Waste | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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This old thing? San Francisco finds new life for dead threads

On Wednesday, Mayor Ed Lee announced the debut of a city-wide textile recycling initiative.

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Textile recycling innovation challenges clothing industry

"The stubborn fact remains, however, that in the US alone, almost 11 million tonnes of textiles ends up in landfill. The future of textile recycling lies in the supply chain, not retail stores."

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Victorian tattered textile cuff, steampunk cuff, salvaged fabric, gypsy cuff, Victorian tribal, embroidered cuff, Victorian steampunk

A tattered red, dusky pink and gold embroidered textile cuff, primitively hand stitched and pieced together using recycled fabric and found elements:

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