Recycling Textiles in Ann Arbor:
How can post-consumer textile recycling be expanded to a city like Ann Arbor?
Why is fast fashion bad for the environment? Can post-consumer textiles be reused? How are post-consumer textiles recycled and what does it take?
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This case will explore what options, if any, exist for Ann Arbor’s
residents and thrift stores for responsibly managing their undesired and unsold clothing. If no options exist, we hope to explore the barriers preventing Ann Arbor from developing this increasingly important infrastructure and to provoke a conversation that will help the city to overcome these barriers moving forward.