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Circular Fashion: What’s the Difference Between Recycling, Upcycling, Downcycling, and Resaling?

Photo: Eric Stubin, CEO of Trans-America

Americans have been discarding about 70 pounds of textiles every year per person, with a whopping 85% ending up in the landfill and incinerators. But with the pandemic, the issue of fashion waste is getting worse. The U.S. thrift industry is overwhelmed with an unprecedented surge in donations as the coronavirus spurs a “quarantine cleanout frenzy” among stay-at-home Americans. 

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