Americans throw away 68 pounds of clothes each year!


…and we only purchase 10 lbs of recycled clothing. The 12 to 15% of people who shopped at consignment and thrift stores in 2006 saved 2.5 billion pounds of clothes from re-entering the waste stream. To find out more go to


More on consignment shopping in the New York Times.


Reuse. Reduce. Recycle. Répéter.