If making sense of the glut of statistics regarding textile recycling has you clutching your head like a stunned monkey, USAgain is here to help. The textile-recycling firm has distilled data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, plus the results of a 1,500-person national survey, into a handy infographic.
Japanese boro (yogi back) Photo by: Jared Graves Japanese Boro. Boro textiles were made in the late 19th and early 20th century by impoverished Japanese people from reused indigo-dyed cotton rags. They were patched and sewn piece-by-piece, handed down from generation to generation they became objects of desire because of their beauty , history and soul.