Wednesday, May 11, 2011

How do you recycle old clothes?

That is the question I have.

Yes I bring plenty of old clothes to Good Will and the Salvation Army. I even drop some off at our church in their drop box. That is what most people do with their clothes and shoes and blankets, etc.

But what happens to those worn out items. Those clothing items that are no longer usable by other people. I have kids and as you know that do grow out of clothes. They also go through the knees of their favorite jeans. Or they just get a hole in that nice sweater that grandma got for Christmas. I myself have clothes that are just worn out.

Those clothes with holes or worn out knees are definitely not worthy of being sent to Good Will. So what can you do with it? Sending it on to the Salvation Army only burdens them with the task of having to discard it and send it to the land fill.

I have tried to find an answer to this question of how to recycle worn out clothes and other textiles.

Unfortunately I do not have the answer to this. I am finding that companies that say they recycle clothes merely resell them like charities do.

The hunt continues for true textile recyclers.
If you know of a company that does this please comment.

Thank you.