All Together Now PA’s Textile Recycling Task Force is dedicated to changing the way the city of Philadelphia handles its clothing and textile waste. Our mission is to identify the main contributors of the city’s textile waste, find ways to rehome any usable material and create a responsible, sustainable and equitable system where the unusable scraps can be sorted and recycled simultaneously creating jobs in our community.
Due to the lack of data, we currently do not know the impact or magnitude of Philadelphia’s clothing and textile waste. By working with thrift stores, designers, schools, resellers and the general public, the TRTF is beginning to track the main sources of waste, compile the missing data and identify the best possible solutions for Philadelphia as well as its surrounding areas in hopes of moving waste into usable material.
Help us track Philly's textile waste by taking this short survey!
The first 50 people to fill out this form will receive a FREE Retrievr clothing pickup and submitting your email address automatically enters you to win a $50 gift card from The Big Favorite.
NOTE: If you are a designer or in the clothing and textile industry in or around Philadelphia, please take our separate industry survey to tell us about your business's textile waste.
- The Resource Exchange
- Circular Philadelphia
- The Big Favorite
- Helena Rudoff, Office Of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia
- Anne Millman
- Sara Wuerstle
Zero Waste Guide for Designers
If you are interested in learning how to implement zero waste practices into your design process and/or business, check out our Zero Waste Guide for Designers for helpful tips, ideas and resources.