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Finding Blue Diamonds: Vintage Jeans

Finding vintage hidden treasure Sometimes in our bundles and sacks that we pick up from our collection bins there are what we call “vintage gold”, or “diamonds” lying within—Harley Davidson leather jackets, bowling shirts, couture dresses and suits, designer handbags—and the biggest “blue diamond” of all…rare vintage blue jeans. Many textile recyclers sort their bundles (more…)

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Myths About Second-Hand Clothing Exports & Developing Countries

A common myth about importing used clothing It’s a common misunderstanding that second hand clothing exports hurt the clothing industries of the developing nations that accept them. This is not only unfounded, but also doesn’t offer a comprehensive look at each country having it’s own unique cultural and economic dynamic. Why used clothing is banned (more…)

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Decluttering Your Closet Lowers Stress. Really!

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…)

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Where Does My Used Clothing Go?

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…)

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The Green Bottom Line

The benefits of being green have become increasingly apparent for businesses the world over, and in the U.S., sustainable business practices are proving more and more to be the mark of an industry leader. How do you measure the success or impact of your organization? Product quality? Customer satisfaction? Client reviews and testimonials? Profitability? Investor (more…)