recycling en Earth Notes: Textile Recycling <p>Reusing old clothes isn&rsquo;t a new habit. Americans have long donated out-of-fashion or too-small clothing to charities or resale boutiques. Creative quilters, weavers, and seamstresses cut up old dresses and restitch them into something new. Some creative, eco-conscious artists even remodel threadbare garb into couture garments and bags.</p><p>But it&rsquo;s estimated that much of the nearly twelve million tons of clothing, shoes, and textiles that Americans discard each year does end up in landfills.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Rose Houk 17813 at