From In to Out of Fashion
An estimation of more than 30 million tons of textile waste are created worldwide every year. Clothing and textile waste has been estimated to be the fastest growing field of waste. Used clothing accounts for approximately 350,000 tonnes of landfilled textiles with a value estimated at £140 million. The remains of garments that are not passed from person to person are being recollected through larger recollecting schemes. An estimation of about 10-30% of these collected garments will be sorted and re-sold in local thrift store and charity shops.The international trade of second-hand clothing has during the past years quickly increased due to rapid circulation of garments as well as an increased value of them.