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.
The design process isn’t complete until we think about waste.”Daniel Silverstein
Episode Show Notes:
- Learn more about Zero Waste Daniel and where you can buy their clothes on their website and be sure to follow them on Instagram.
- Daniel was the third podcast guest to recommend the documentary “The True Cost,” which takes a necessary but sobering look at the dark side of the fashion industry.
- Daniel’s go-to karaoke song is “No Scrubs” by TLC.
Want to learn more about sustainable fashion and the environmental footprint of our clothing? You have to listen to our conversation with Taryn Hipwell of Beyond the Label and the team behind Rewilder!