Here are the facts:
- The Council for Textile Recycling estimates that buying resale clothing prevents about 2.5 billion pounds of fabric from entering directly into the waste stream. This works out to about 10 pounds per person in the United States!
- According to the Environmental Protection Agency “The average American throws away about 68 pounds of clothing and textiles per year.” When clothes and toys are discarded they either end up in landfills or they are incinerated. Landfills frequently leak leading to water and soil contamination. Landfills also give off methane, a greenhouse gas that leads to global warming. When items are incinerated it leads to a great deal of CO2 and nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions, air pollution, and water pollution.
- When you buy more gently used items, fewer resources are being consumed to create new ones -- you're also cutting down on chemicals used in non-organic treatment, and carbon emissions used for transportation.
Our Once Crunched line allows you to be green and to save money! By donating your gently used baby clothes, you're reducing waste and earning credit to use here at CGB -- and by buying Onced Cruched, you're lowering carbon emissions and recycling.
Once Crunched Tunic Top/Dress
Once Crunched Boy's Shirt -- perfect for a family photo!
Adorable Once Crunched Capri's!