How large is the fashion and apparel industry? How as a consumer can we be better? How large is the impact of the fashion industry on the environment? Do you yourself realize the impact of your fashion choices? The average American can spend up to $1000 a year on purchasing clothes. 22 billion new clothing items are bought per year by Americans. 80lbs of apparel from each American ends up in a landfill. This podcast discusses environmental issues in the fashion industry with their guest Jeff Denby.
Jeff Denby is the co-founder of The Renewal Workshop working on making the fashion world's linear model circular. The company partners with brands that will take returned or damaged clothing, clean it or repair if necessary, then resell it. They operate out of Oregon, with a no landfill guarantee! In this podcast they interview Jeff Denby on what they are doing at the Renewal Workshop, and get a bigger picture view of the fashion industry.
Learn more about converting the fashion industry from a linear to a circular economy by listening to the 42:06 podcast below;