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The Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Podcast

Aug 10, 2021

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Rethinking textile waste to reduce the impact of fashion

The world is becoming more aware of the negative impact of fashion, and social entrepreneurs are making major moves to turn fast fashion into a sustainable, circular industry.

We’ve talked about the human cost of apparel production and the Rana Plaza disaster, how individuals can avoid fast fashion and responsibly dispose of old clothes, sustainable business, and the circular fashion economy, and more through our Impact of Fashion series.

Today we’re taking a step back in the production process and talking all about textiles. 

Stephanie Benedetto is tackling textile waste through her sustainable deadstock textile marketplace, Queen of Raw. She spoke with Cory on The Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Podcast about the magnitude of textile waste and how technology can reroute unused textiles from the landfill to new customers.

In our Episode with Stephanie, we discuss: 

  • What is textile waste, and what can we do about it?
  • What are the different types of textile waste?
  • Why is textile waste a problem?
  • How do we create diverse boards?
  • How to Reduce Textile Waste

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