“Clothing Spill” Video Demonstrates Textile Waste

The company Value Village, a secondhand clothing retailer, collaborated with the creative firm Electric Coffin to create what they call a “clothing spill” on a Seattle public beach. Using 3,000 pounds of clothing in the installation, they demonstrate the overconsumption of clothing and how little of it is reused or recycled. North Americans send far too many clothes and other textiles to the landfill — 80 pounds per person, per year — and the price we’re paying is greater than we realize. Check out the installation in the video below.