We see a (literal) ton of shirts go through this shop every year. 99.9% of them make it to their final destination, some don't! And they sit around the shop, and sit around the shop, and SIT. AROUND. THE. SHOP. Over the years, we've found lots of things to do with old and unused t-shirts. We'd rather turn them into capes, cat toys, dog toys, and carpets then see them go to the landfill.
Americans throw away 11 million tons of clothing every year, which works out to about 80 pounds a person. The Pittsburgh Shirt Company has recycled or repurposed 99% of the shirts not used in final production since our inception - the landfill savings is somewhere around the 1/2 ton mark!