Let's start with where the waste originates...
Textile waste happens throughout the value chain from raw materials to postconsumer waste. The Sustainery's goal is to reduce postindustrial waste by offering these perfectly usable textiles to emerging and sustainable designers.
Where Does The Waste Go?
Textile waste ultimately ends up in landfills and incinerators where it contributes to air and water pollution.
How Can We Make A Difference?
Reduce. Recycle. Reuse.
At The Sustainery, we believe that measurable impact is an important way to guide us on the path to meeting our goals of reducing waste, providing partner resources for recycling of textiles and offering a platform where unused textiles can be rescued or reused.
We measure impact by pounds of textiles rescued from landfills and incinerators and funneled back into the supply chain where they can become usable goods. Individual Impact Reports of pounds rescued are provided to Sellers on an annual basis.
It's important to note, these textiles are verified as unused, unwanted and deadstock textiles resulting from overages, canceled or changed orders or other circumstances that created an excess of material.