Most Prominent Co. is a socially-conscious apparel brand using creative outlets to educate, tell stories, and advocate for fair labor and sustainable fashion.
Attendees at the Make It Last Clothes Drive helped donate over 100lbs of textiles. So what happens with these pre-loved clothes and how does this support fair labor and clean fashion?
For the past five years, the Bangladesh Accord has made monumental improvements on garment labor safety since the tragic Rana Plaza Factory Collapse that killed 1,000+ garment workers. Now the nation’s government wants to put an end to it.
New York City residents throw out 200,000 tons of clothing, shoes, accessories, and linens every year. So, what happens to the fabric after it’s been saved from the landfill? Due to lack of infrastructure, it can be difficult for clothing designers to recycle their leftover textile scraps. That’s why FABSCRAP arranges pickups to collect textiles from residents, designers, and businesses.
For many of us, clothing donation containers seen in parking lots and around our neighborhoods is nothing new. Most of us know the drill— use the KonMari method on our clothes, find a collection container, and drop off clothes that no longer interest us. But what happens after that? Where do the clothes go? Are they donated, recycled, or none of the above?