Learn strategies for minimizing your wardrobe, how to repair the clothes you’ve got, and how to recycle your clothes that are beyond repair.
Natural fabrics—such as cotton, silk and wool—are made of animal or plant-based materials, while synthetics like polyester, rayon, acrylic and others are produced entirely from chemicals. The demand for polyester fabric, which is essentially a form of plastic, has increased by over half since 1980, making it the single most used textile. The average American disposes of 82 pounds of textiles each year, mostly polyester, which will not biodegrade in a landfill. By selling/donating clothing and buying secondhand, you help the environment by not adding to the waste heading to the landfill.
Don't forget to bring something for the Clothing Swap.
Sponsored by Plastic Free on MV and the Vineyard Conservation Society.
Tuesday, March 13 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm
17 Rock Pond Road, West Tisbury, MA 02575