California has a clothing conundrum. In 2020, residents of the “Golden State” bought and wore up to 530,000 tons of clothing, and some 500,000 of those tons will eventually enter landfills. Less than 1 percent of the materials worn today will resurface in clothing manufactured tomorrow.

Waste not, want not
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To read the article, see “Closing the loop: Increasing fashion circularity in California,” March 31, 2022.