Musician, producer and environmental activist Will.i.am put it best when he said “waste is only waste if we waste it.” It’s a statement that likely rings true with New York-based apparel designer Daniel Silverstein.

“There are hundreds and hundreds of thousands of millions of pounds of pre-consumer textile waste going into New York City landfills,” the zero-waste advocate said, recounting a recent meeting with the city’s Department of Sanitation. “It’s horrendously wasteful!”

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