The Manual: Waste Not, Want Not
FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: LOOPTWORKS AND LANGLITZ LEATHERS WASTE NOT, WANT NOT
The apparel industry is responsible for a huge amount of waste — not just from people discarding old clothes, as you might think, but from the clothes manufacturing process itself. To create a leather jacket, for example, you start with a big piece of leather, then cut away and discard all the parts that aren’t the leather jacket. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing — after all, Michelangelo must have “wasted” a lot of marble while carving his statue of David.
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