The UpCycle Project’s mission, is to raise awareness on the waste the global fashion industry creates through UpCycling.
THE DETRIMENTAL IMPACT
Second to oil, the fashion industry is the most polluting in the world. It takes more than 5,000 gallons of water to make a t-shirt and a pair of jeans.
Up to 95% of the textiles that end up in the landfill could be recycled.
A TEXTILE WASTE PROBLEM
The US generates an average of 25 Billion LBS of post-consumer textile waste every year. Only an average of 3.8 Billion LBS are recovered through Donations and Recycling. Clothing made from polyester take up to 200 years to breakdown in a landfill.
Our goal is that consumers as well as designers be attuned to the environmental impactand wellbeing of the people behind their designs. Together we help move fashion forward into a sustainably sourced and ethically made industry.