Jeans for Teens

Giving BackJan 19, 2018by Taylor Templeton Comments

Let’s start with the basics. It’s fun to buy new things even when we don’t need them. Rather, especially when we don’t need them. And when I look in my closet, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that the one thing I absolutely don’t need more of is the one thing I can always be relied upon to buy more of.

What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Jeans

The average American spends $38.5 million dollars on jeans each day, which annually amounts to $14 billion dollars. And each year, the average American throws out 81 pounds of clothing. That means 26 billion pounds of clothes are amassed in landfills over the course of one year. And in New York City, it costs $20.6 million dollars just to dispose of that.

One Thing In, One Thing Out

The first part of the solution is obvious: recycle our clothing. But we’re looking to take it one step further. Every time we buy a new pair of jeans, we’re donating a pair to Teens for Jeans, an organization that collects jeans for local youth experiencing homelessness. And we’re asking you to join us in supporting this fantastic organization. When you buy something new, give something back. Balance and Beam.