"About 940,000 tons of clothing is discarded each year, according to a fiscal 2009 survey by the Organization for Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, an independent administrative agency under the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry.A movement has grown that seeks to connect these materials with remake brands."
Source: Upcycling turns scraps into fashion
The Daily Yomiuri
June 28th 2013
BY Sanae Nokura