Clothing and other textiles are piling up in landfills around the country faster than any other type of trash we throw away in the United States. This problem is too big to ignore.
The first step in reducing fashion waste is to stop the practice of throwing away overstock clothing — clothing that was never sold. Ultimately, clothing retailers and manufacturers should not encourage overproduction in their supply chains and, when clothing does go unsold, they should find ways to reuse or recycle the material. Brands have the power to help make waste a fashion trend of the past.