More than $20 billion worth of valuable goods and materials unnecessarily enter US landfills on an annual basis. A large portion of this waste is comprised of textiles. According to a 2010 report by the EPA, Americans discarded 13.1 million tons of textiles in that year alone. Only 15 percent of this waste was reclaimed for recycling, while more than 11 million tons of textiles were dumped in landfills across the country. The chemicals and dyes released during decomposition can leach into surface and groundwater during the decomposition process, and contribute to global warming.
At Mirame we believe in the triple bottom line: people, planet, profit. We have made it our mission to manufacture in the USA, using as many domestically sourced components that we can find. In addition, Mirame has now launched our Zero Waste Initiative, Triangles 4 Charity. In this program, we utilize our fabric scraps to create triangle tops. This reduces the amount of textile waste sent to landfills. In addition, we have partnered with the Honduras Hope organization to make them the beneficiary of this initiative. Honduras Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the rural and marginalized communities of Honduras.
This initiative is dedicated to my beloved brother, Alexander Huff. Alex was born in the rural mountains of Honduras, in the municipality of Trinidad, in the district of Santa Barbara. Alex was adopted by my family when he was 3 months old. At two years of age, he was diagnosed with Morquio Syndrome, a rare form of dwarfism that affects 1 of every 200,000 births. Throughout his life Alex's quick wit and strength of character inspired many around him. He will remain forever in our hearts.