In 1994, the city of San Francisco set a goal for itself of zero waste by the year 2020. One of the top three solid waste landfill contributors not yet addressed, textile waste, is contributing 4% or 4500 points to landfill every hour. Currently, consumers are asked to dispose of textiles in a clear plastic bag tie up and placed in the recycle bin with metal, glass, hard plastic, and clean paper. This contaminates the textiles; the collection system does not work. The Wear Movement, recipient of a grant from the San Francisco Department of the Environment, was founded in 2018, as a new strategy to cleanly collect post-consumer clothing and other textile products.
Keywords: ReUse, Post Consumer, Textile Waste
How to Cite:
Ulasewicz, C. B. & Baugh, G., (2020) “The Wear Movement: New Life for Well Loved Clothing”, Sustainability in Fashion 1(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/susfashion.11433