Did you know that over 20 billion pounds of textiles are thrown away in the United States every year?
Just like the food industry, the clothing industry creates a shocking and honestly overwhelming amount of waste. So what can we do about it?
After getting frustrated with how much fabric he saw going to waste in the fashion industry, Daniel Silverstein quit his job and started his own company, Zero Waste Daniel, focused on turning fabric scraps into stylish new clothes. For every piece of clothing they make, they recover about a pound of fabric scraps from going to waste.
He stopped by our podcast to teach us how he's working to make the fashion industry less wasteful.
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