ENTENDER EL PROBLEMA
"Globally, an estimated 92 million tonnes of textiles waste is created each year and the equivalent to a rubbish truck full of clothes ends up on landfill sites every second".
des Globally, an estimated 92 million tonnes of textiles waste is created each year and the equivalent to a rubbish truck full of clothes ends up on landfill sites every second. And to make matters worse right now, 87% of the material in clothes ends up incinerated or in a landfill after its final use, according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a leading sustainability nonprofit; the rest tends to be used in things such as rags, insulation materials, and mattress stuffing. Only 1% of the material used to produce clothes is recycled into new clothing. This issue has a gotten lot of people and cities trying to live by the ethos of zero waste through actions like composting and strict recycling practices. But living a zero-waste life can be more difficult than it should be. And not for the reasons you might think. Plenty of products, including apparel, are made of different materials which can’t be recycled through your basic municipal recycling systems.cription...
Understanding the complexities of recycling leads to the conclusion that, although we must definitely keep doing it, it is also important for everyone to take accountability. Understanding that recycling is not the end all be all solution is key, we must lower our consumption rates (consumers now buy 60% more clothing than they used to and keep it for 1/2 as long thats fifty years ago according to a study by McKinsey). Companies need to start designing products meant to last, not to be used once and discarded. Consumers need to start/continue questioning where all the goods and services they use come from and make better choices.
WE REALLY NEED TO RECYCLE
At DELLA TERRA we decided that making garments with sustainable materials was not enough and that we should all do our part.
PURCHASE WITH LOVE
Don't buy anything from us you don't absolutely love and want to wear for a long long time.
DONARTE OR RECYCLE
If you no longer want your items exchange them with friends, donate them to someone in need or send it back to us for a 10% discount. we will ensure it ends up in proper hands or recycled.
Care for your times. Ask us ALL the questions about how to properly care for your garments if you are unsure. We are committed to their quality but after use care is a key factor to the longevity. Click here for sustainable washing practices.
If it's broken, don't throw it away. FIX IT UP. (we are going to create a series of videos on the basics of repairing the most common garments, so stay tuned). According to Patagonia, keeping clothes in use for just nine more months can reduce the carbon, water and waste footprint by up to a third.
OUR TAKE BACK PROGRAMME
We want our products to have a healthy-for-the-planet end of life to them so we have decided to take that burden off your shoulders and now offer you to send them back to us and get 10% off your next purchase.
How it works? Simple:
Just as with the repair program send us a message stating the number of garments you are sending back and we will send you a shipping label. Cost of shipping is covered by the client.
What will we do with it?
We will determine if it is in good enough conditions to be given a second chance either through a second hand clothing store or through a well researched donation.
If the garment is not in a conditioned to be re-used we will determined if it is fit to be deconstructed and up-cycled.
If the two of the above are not an option we will give it to our local textile recycler who turns it into mattress stuffing.