FALSE. Textile recyclers are experts at making use of supplies. Unwearable items can end up as wiping rags, insulation, upholstery stuffing, or even ingredients in paper products. So don’t throw it away, give it to a bin and feel good that it will have use.
TRUE. Almost ALL clothing and household textiles, which are made of fabrics like cotton, polyester, nylon and rayon, can be reused, yet they make up almost 5 percent of the total garbage in landfills.
You resolved that 2014 is the year you are going to DE-CLUTTER and ORGANIZE. Good for you! There are huge benefits to lightening your load – for your health, your productivity and the planet. According to Dr. Roberta Lee in her book, The Superstress Solution, a disorganized, untidy, clutter-filled home is not only a symptom of (more…)
Ever wonder how that guy in Africa got that Ralph Lauren polo shirt? Maybe you’ve seen a photo in a magazine or newspaper of a tiny Guatemalan girl in an Ohio State sweatshirt. Or a photograph of a Senegalese man on a website in a unmistakably American T-shirt that reads “Let’s Get This Party Started” paired (more…)
There are so many ways to give – your money, your time, your unwanted household items, and of course, your used clothing. In America we buy and give away more clothes than any other country. But when we drop our clothing into the collection bins we see in parking lots, what happens to them? What (more…)