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Consumers expect to recycle items like cans, glass and paper but when it comes to getting rid of the things they wear, it tends to wind up in the garbage without much thought.
An alliance between Madewell and clothing resale platform thredUP wants to change that.
Around 11.3 tons of textiles are sent to landfill every 12 months, according to the EPA, and an estimated 36 billion items of clothing are simply thrown away in the US each year rather than being recycled or resold, according to thredUP.