Now I actually have no way to verify this, although I read it in a reputable publication of which the title escapes me at the moment.
For some reason I cannot get my head wrapped around this. Is that even possible?
First and foremost I simply do not throw anything away. I either give away things that I no longer wear or consign them. At the very worst I package stuff up and drop it off in Newton at the local Goodwill van. I literally never throw away any sort of fabric, clothing, coats, bedding.
If my armoire or wardrobe gets over stuffed then I have too much and I find a way to reduce, recycle or re-use again by giving good things away or by sending things off to charity or consignment.
I do not want to sound like I am preaching here but let us all be mindful that nothing needs to really get tossed. There is always a use for those old clothes, if for nothing else then use old cotton garments as cleaning rags. Let's try to keep stuff out of the landfills.