Do You Know?
-Polyester, the most widely used manufactured fiber, is made from petroleum. The manufacture of polyester and other synthetic fabrics is an energy-intensive process requiring large amounts of crude oil.
-The EPA, under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, considers many textile manufacturing facilities to be hazardous waste generators.
-Cotton crops account for a quarter of all the pesticides used in the United States.
-According to the EPA Office of Solid Waste, Americans throw away more than 68 pounds of clothing and textiles per person per year.
SOURCE: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES
Buy Vintage. Buy Local.
Baltidome's Favorite Baltimore Clothing Stores:
Goodwill Industries – Small Store, Good for Men’s Jackets, Shoes & Belts. No Dressing Room.
3101 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218
Fashion Attic – Women’s Resale Clothing Boutique, Designer Clothing.
1926 Fleet St, Baltimore, MD 21231
Avenue Antiques – Cool Vintage Clothing & Antique Store.
901 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211
Vogue Revisited – A Consignment Clothing Boutique, Large Designer Selection.
4002 Roland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211
North Avenue/ Station North Art District:
Value Village – Lots & Lots & Lots of Clothes for Cheap! Shared Curtain Dressing Room.
800 West North Avenue, MD 21201
Debois Textiles – Great Selection Of Used & Vintage Clothes.
1835 Washington Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21230