Apparel industry rips looming regulation

When Shayan Zahedi took over the Lafayette Textiles Corp. – a fabric mill his father Ali founded in 1989 – he committed to kitting with organic or recycled yarns, using low impact dyes, and repurposing or recycling defective fabric instead of disposing it in trash.
“Part of our initiative as a business is to do things in a sustainable fashion,” Zahedi said.

But he’s concerned about a recent move by the Los Angeles City Council to impose a whole new system for regulating disposal of unused textiles, which left him believing that local lawmakers are “not really in touch with our industry.” Read more at Los Angeles Business Journal.