Dealing with Fashion Industry Plastic Pollution


The Story of Stuff Project – TRANSCEND Media Service

4 Nov 2022

The Repair Model That Could Save the Fashion Industry’s Environmental Impact

The apparel industry is churning out new designs so quickly that their inventory can almost be considered single-use plastic. In the outdoor world, most clothing designed for camping, hiking, and other rugged conditions uses nylon and polyester, fibers made from plastic.

Enter Repair Lair: a Minneapolis-based shop repairing and selling second-hand outdoor clothing and gear, extending its lifetime. Repair Lair is one of many companies transforming the apparel industry, leading the way with a revolutionary business model to keep our clothes out of landfills.

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The Story of Stuff Project is a nonprofit organization working to transform the way we make, use, and throw away Stuff so that it is better for people and the planet.

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