When These Clothes Wear Out, You Can Throw Them In Your Compost Bin

ADELE PETERS

 

Though a lot of clothing is made from natural fibers like cotton, most of it shouldn’t be tossed in a compost heap, thanks to things like dyes, buttons, and polyester tags. But Swiss manufacturer Freitag has designed a new line of clothing that’s safe for your garden or a city’s compost bins.

“It’s really the first 100% biodegradable textile,” says Oliver Brunschwiler from Freitag. “Most companies still have polyester thread in their clothing, but our thread is 100% biodegradable, as are our shirts buttons, which are made out of a nut. On the pants, themetal button can be screwed off and used again.”

 

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One Comment to “When These Clothes Wear Out, You Can Throw Them In Your Compost Bin”

  • This is an idea that someone should’ve come up with years ago. Can’t wait to try their clothing out.

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