Recycling Old Clothing and Fashion Accessories

Below we have gathered a list or recycling resources for your old clothing and accessories.  Remember to reuse first, and recycle second.


Blue Jeans

Old blue jeans can be recycled into insulation.  This ends up giving the same insulating factor as its competitors, with the additional benefit of sound reduction.  (http://bluejeansgogreen.org/Recycle-Denim/)


Bras

The Bra Recyclers mission is to “Ignite a 'Bra-volution' to decrease the number of bras entering our landfills, while providing substantial social benefits to women and girls in need.” (https://www.brarecycling.com/)

Bra Recycling

Socks

Do you allow your socks to get huge holes in them before you finally call it quits? And, by then nobody would want to reuse them, even if they were donated.  We have found out that Zkano accepts used socks to recycle, just send them to the address they provide on their website. (https://zkano.com/pages/zkano-recycles)


Eyeglasses

Do you use glasses? Then, you know how costly they can be.  There are a couple organizations that help facilitate the reuse of old eyeglasses.  Please consider donating your old glasses to help those that cannot afford new ones.

(http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/how-we-serve/health/sight/eyeglass-recycling.php

https://www.new-eyes.org/join-the-vision_)


Other Clothing

H&M has been collecting and recycling clothing, any brand and any condition, in their stores since 2013.  According to their website “for each kilogram of textiles that H&M collects, 0.02 euros will be donated to a local charity organization.” (https://about.hm.com/en/sustainability/get-involved/recycle-your-clothes.html)


Give a coat

Burlington runs coat drives and at particular locations, and times of the year, may even give you 10% your next purchase when you donate a coat. (https://www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com/warm-coats-warm-hearts-drive.aspx)


The usual suspects:

Goodwill http://www.goodwill.org/

Salvation Army https://satruck.org/  https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/plugins/gdosCenterSearch?start=1

Craigslist craigslist.org


Do you know a resource that is not listed?  Let us know.



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