Local making

Sustainability and Upcycling



wasted textiles

More than fifteen million tonnes of textile waste is generated each year in the United States, a figure that has doubled in the last twenty years. Here at Clutch Made we believe in local and sustainable making in the USA instead of putting environmental and social burdens on less developed or disadvantaged communities. Making in the USA is all about paying homage to traditional craft, knowing where your products are produced and what footprint they amount.


Sustainability and upcycling has been at the forefront of many social and political debates after climate change warnings were brought to the spotlight in recent years. Not only are individuals being held accountable, but also large corporations, particularly in fast fashion.


Fast fashion is the current darling of the industry. In high school english class we were told to 'kill your darlings', so why is the popularity of fast fashion only rising? Brands like Za