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How to Discard Old Clothes Responsibly in 2020


The fashion industry has a catastrophic impact on the environment. The way we produce and consume clothing today isn't sustainable or ethical. Post-industrial and post-consumer textile wastes are piling up in landfills at an alarming rate. 


Buying fewer clothes and higher quality is one of the best ways to be a more conscious fashion consumer. We can also take better care of the garments we already own, reuse, repair, repurpose, recycle, and upcycle used clothing. 


It's now more important than ever to take massive action to reduce the amount of pollution and waste we create globally each year. Our wardrobe has a huge impact on the planet, people, and animals living on it. We must be more sustainable with clothes overall. 


I have compiled a few guides, tips and tricks, articles, and contributions below that sum up some simple yet very effective actions we can take as consumers to protect the environment. Be sure to check them out! 


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How To Get Rid Of Unwanted Clothes For Money

How Often Should I Go Through My Clothes

Is it Better to Donate or Sell Clothes?

How to Get Rid of Clothes And Not Feel Bad

20 Types of Clothes to Get Rid of Right Now

I Have Too Many Clothes But I Like Them All

What To Do With Clothes You Don't Want

How To Decide What Clothes To Keep

Letting Go of Clothes That Are Too Small

How Often Should I Go Through My Clothes

How To Get Rid Of Unwanted Clothes For Money


About the Author: Alex Assoune

Alex Assoune Alex Assoune (MS) is a global health and environmental advocate. He founded Panaprium to inspire others with conscious living, ethical, and sustainable fashion. Alex has worked in many countries to address social and environmental issues. He speaks four languages and holds two Master of Science degrees in Engineering from SIGMA and IFPEN schools.


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