Americans own a lot of clothes and apparel. If you were to wander into your bedroom and start picking through your closet and drawers, it’s certain that you’d notice just how much you own. At face value, it might not seem that you own that many outfits, but think of how many you don’t wear that often (once a week or, at most, once a month). Think of the fact that all of that clothing is just sitting around your home.
Business thrives off of apparel, and Americans are purchasing most of them. Americans purchase upwards of 20 billion garments every year. Broken down, that means that the Average American has 68 pieces of clothing and 7 shoes, or, in other words, purchases one piece of clothing every week. That’s a lot of outfits, most of which go to waste. As stated by the EPA, America