Did you know that it currently requires 10,000-30,000 liters of water to produce one cotton T-shirt? Manufacturing clothes comes at a high environmental cost. As well as the cost and resources of growing raw materials, such as cotton, fuel and energy is also required and used to manufacture textile goods.
There is much more consciousness now about where textiles actually come from (i.e. from overseas and often from low-paid workers) and also how textiles are needed and useful elsewhere when we have finished with them, preventing them from ending up in landfill sites. Here are a few ideas on how to recycle textiles.