What Actually Happens to Your Donated Clothing?

Most Americans have closets overflowing with clothing — some of which may rarely if ever be worn. Inexpensive clothing — so-called “fast fashion” — has become so common, it’s not unusual for people to throw away clothes worn only once or twice.

The Dirty Secret About Your Clothes

A new crop of small businesses are investing in organic farming, natural dyes and a transparent supply chain that encourages shoppers to consider more eco-friendly alternatives. These products are sold online and in a small, but growing number of U.S. stores.