Average amount of excess fabric, trims, buttons, zippers, thread, and the like produced at a midsize garment factory each week.
What a rag sorter got for a pair of collectible Levi's at an auction in Paris.
11.9 million tons
The weight of textiles put into municipal solid-waste streams in 2007. Of that, just 16% was diverted to textile recycling facilities.
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The portion of municipal solid waste derived from textiles in 2008, up from 2% in 1960.