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By Sewn Sustainably, Jan 2 2017 05:55PM



The textile industry is one of the largest polluters in the world. Estimates suggest that over 1 million tonnes of textiles are thrown away annually in the UK alone*. That's one million tonnes, of which 50% is recyclable, however reports state that only 25% is recycled in the UK, which means all that scrap textile waste is sitting in landfill causing the environment a myriad of problems.