Business Committed to Reducing Textile Waste with Sustainable Resolutions

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Tad More Tailoring is a fashion tech start-up specialising in clothing alterations, both online and in person, with a mission to reduce textile waste and save the environment. In 2022, Tad More Tailoring performed 23,000 alterations and set a goal to achieve 40,000 alterations in 2023.

Tad More Tailoring invites everyone to join the “No Buy New Year Challenge” in 2023 to reduce textile waste and save money. The challenge is precisely what it sounds like: in 2023, individuals who participate will not buy any new clothing, instead focusing on finding new innovative ways to style the clothes they have or thrifting used clothing.

According to Sarene Alsharif, LDN, MPH, the CEO of Tad More Tailoring: “The fashion production industry is the second most polluting industry in the world. Every one of us can do something about it by deciding to revitalise the clothes we already have or buying secondhand. With this new year challenge, we hope to show everyone that reducing your fashion footprint can be easy and that by taking simple steps, we can have a positive impact on the environment.

"Beyond that, if the reason someone isn’t utilising their current wardrobe is due to ill-fitting or damaged clothes, an internet connection gives everyone access to quality, affordable tailors via the Tad More Tailoring website. This enables people to alter or mend the clothes they already have; saving the environment and money all while supporting jobs in the USA. It is a win-win-win!”

The EPA estimates that over 17 million tonnes of clothing went into landfills in the United States in 2019, and that number continues to rise. Second, only to the oil industry, the clothing and textile industry is the largest polluter in the world. Up to 95% of the clothing that ends up in landfills each year could have been recycled.

Tad More Tailoring is a fashion tech start-up revolutionising the tailoring industry by making tailoring accessible to people all over the USA. Now people can save money and save the world by altering their clothes at the convenience of their homes.

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Source: The Sentinel

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