Did you know that 6,333,000 tons of clothing and footwear get thrown away every year in the U.S (http://www.planetthoughts.org/?pg=pt/Whole&qid=1944,)?! Much of what gets thrown away is made poorly and with an intended short lifespan. Or, consumers change styles and people are not sure what to do with the items they don’t want to wear anymore.
To counteract this many eco-savvy entrepreneurs have developed durable item designs and recycling programs. In my studio, everything is made durably using industrial quality materials and machines and has a long lifespan. I still wear the original pair of Xmittens I made in 2006! If you do decide you need a new pair to match your favorite jacket, get a hole in your current pair, or somehow royally stain them, you can send them back to me and I can re-recycled them! Find out more about the Xmittens recycling program here. You will get a discount for a new pair as my thank you for participating in the program.
Find out more about Amber Coppings Designs eco-friendly report and social impact card here.