Here’s a load of data I found through the Feel Good Fibers blog. The average US citizen throws away approximately 70 lbs of clothing and other textiles per year per year. That’s seem high to me. While recycling technologies do exist, they are only used on a small scale. The 2018 data indicated landfills received 11.3 million tons of textile. The amount of textiles, including clothing, burned was 3.2 millions tons. Wonder what more current data reveals. Charities are reportedly overwhelmed by the textile they receive. Feel Good Fibers is an alternative to this unsustainable cycle.
Feel Good Fibers is an online listing site for secondhand quilting fabric that is in like new condition. So, if you have fabric you bought and never used, think Feel Good Fibers. If you have left over fabric from a project and it is taking up valuable space, think Feel Good Fibers. And, of course, if you need fabric for a new project, think Feel Good Fibers.
While I have been making scrappy quilts, mini quilts, and fabric notecards to use up fabric I have on hand, I don’t seems to making a dent in my stash. I have given fabric to a friend and even donated fabric to a local charity. I still need to destash in a serious way so, I’m going to give this a go. I am listing some fabric on the Feel Good Fibers’ site. You can check out the site here.