Textile Recycling: New Life for Old Clothes
Did you know that nearly 100% of donated clothing is recycled? Even the torn, ripped, and stained textiles are repurposed as wipe rags, seat stuffing, thread, and many other everyday cloth uses. So you ask, “What about the clothing and textiles that are still in pretty good condition? What happens to those?” The second-hand clothing market is booming! Both in the U.S. and abroad, the desire for American name-brand clothing creates opportunities for entrepreneurs to sell gently-worn clothing and household textiles to people at affordable prices. A win-win situation for everyone!
The next time you consider tossing out old, damaged, and otherwise unwanted clothing, take a look at the infographic below to remind yourself to donate!