If you’re like many people living throughout the United States, you have more clothing than you realistically know what to do with. After all, more than 20 billion garments are consumed on an annual basis all throughout the United States, with the average person living here consuming up to 68 articles of clothing on average in this same span of time. This person is likely to consume as many as 7 total pairs of shoes as well, which is also quite the impressive amount.
And there is even more data that has been gathered on this subject. For instance, the average woman of today now owns, on average, as many as 30 different outfits. This means that she will effectively have a brand new outfit for each and every single day of the month. To put this in stark comparison, a woman living in the United States back in the 1930s would have only had around nine different outfits in total, if even that. Even in comparison to just 20 years in the past, a short two decades, the average person toda Continue Reading
It may not come as a surprise to hear that the modern textiles industry is one of the biggest in the entire world, and people always need something to wear. A lot of clothes are made for everyday wear, such as shirts and jeans, or coats and gloves. Other clothing may be formal wear or even work clothes and military uniforms, giving textile producers plenty of demand for finished goods. The United States, in particular, is a massive producer and consumer alike for modern clothes, and Americans are buying and wearing more clothes than ever. But sometimes, the old clothes in a person’s wardrobe may end up being thrown away inst4ed of taken to use clothing donations sites, and this industry is known for its waste. Clothing donations organizations such as Red Cross, meanwhile, are known for trying to reverse this trend for humanitarian reasons. A person may donate clothes to Red Cross at any time of year, and a Red Cross donation cent Continue Reading
It’s wise to cut back on the amount of trash we produce. One study by the EPA found that each adult in the United States tosses out nearly 10 pounds of clothes per year. These clothes end up contributing to already crowded public landfills. In this post, you will learn how to donate clothes to the Red Cross.
You likely know the Red Cross is an organization where you can donate blood. It’s important to know that the Red Cross also accepts clothing donations. The Red Cross provides relief for those in need for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The first thing to keep in mind when donating is the condition of your clothes. The Red Cross will prefer items in a gently used state, if possible. Brand new items are great to donate. However, it’s understandab Continue Reading
More than one month after the once-in-every-1,000-years flood in Southern Louisiana, many areas of Baton Rouge remain submerged in water or deeply devastated. Although many areas of the state are aware of flooding dangers, many affected areas of the August flood were not prepared.
Within just one week, the areas saw 6.9 trillion gallons of rainfall — enough to fill 10.4 million Olympic swimming pools. In Watson, LA, 31.39 inches of water flooded the area within just a 15-hour timeframe.
The flooding claimed at least 13 lives and damaged more than 60,000 homes. This flood was deemed the worst natural disaster in the U.S. since Hurricane Sandy destroyed parts of the east coast. Though the American Red Cross Continue Reading
You may or may not be surprised to find out that on average, Americans collectively go through almost 20 billion garments a year. Per person that equals out to 68 pieces of clothing and seven pairs of shoes, which is more than one piece of clothing bought each week. If we are able to buy that many new things there’s no reason we couldn’t give away that many old things. However, giving donations is more then getting rid of your old things. While uncluttering and downsizing is a good opportunity for donating, there are a lot more benefits to donating. American Red Cross donations, for example, could always use clothes donations and blood as well as money. Here are the positive effects of giving to charity.
Research shows that people who donate a portion of their belongi Continue Reading