Recycle your old swim
When you recycle with Karma you will get a $20 credit towards an item on our site. Send us your used clothing so we can turn them into new fabrics to use in our next designs!
by Antje Worring
A year ago
Recycle your Clothing with Karma and earn $20 Credit
The future is here and so is immortal clothing.
At Karma we understand the reality that the fashion industry is the 7th largest contributor to our world's pollution.
Seriously, on the entire planet 😢 AND the EPA says they estimate that textiles make up more than 5% of all US landfill today.
Shocking, right? And get this, upwards toward 15% of unwanted clothing is recycled.
Which is nothing compared to the average person dumping around 70 lbs of clothing yearly.
In our minds clothing is not the first thing we think of when we hear the word “trash.” Usually we probably imagine things like plastic rings for cans, crushed up bottles, labels, styrofoam, dirty diapers… Not our barely worn leather pants from last year's sample sale… umm #fcovid. It’s ok if you are guilty, we are all in this together.
Or even the mishaps of spaghetti sauce over a dress with a not-so-machine-wash-friendly fabric. And of course your over-worn socks with not one but two holes. All these items will most likely share the utter demise of landfill burial.
Make a change. First and foremost if you cant be a conscious human at least be a conscious consumer. Be thoughtful when purchasing and only choose things that you are 100% sure of. Don’t get things you probably won’t wear just because there is a sale. Get what you know you love and enjoy wearing. Even if it’s second hand. Less is more. Second hand not only limits the chemical output, but also supports your local economy : )
Alterations Getting thrifted jeans in your size at a thrift store can be difficult. It’s pretty surprising that local seamstresses are totally under utilized. Typically your local dry-cleaners will have an alteration or seamstress staff on hand. It's truly affordable, we’re talking $15-20 to change something. Transform something loose to something that looks fitted and turns your outfit into magic! Think rompers to dresses, dresses to shirts, jackets to vest, etc.
Altogether this issue runs deep and all brands need to work together to solve the issues imposed by the industry and big monopolistic companies.
-you can buy sustainably,
-purchase second hand,
- gift your unwanted items, and
-purchase from sustainable brands
-clothing made from regenerative materials
-avoid purchases from fast-fashion companies
I know it's easy to keep buying fast-fashion, but all it takes is some eagerness, espresso and a trip to a thrift store on the edge of a wealthy neighborhood. Recycling can mean donating the items so it can be loved and enjoyed by a new owner.
But, if you have a stash of old bikinis, activewear or random t-shirts aging in your drawers, just send them to Karma and we can recycle them for you! Here’s how to keep them out of the trash and out of your sight.
When you recycle with Karma you will get a $20 credit towards an item on our site. Send us your used clothing so we can turn them into new fabrics to use in our next designs! Just click the link here to find the instructions!