Contribute

When you drop off unwanted clothing, you are impacting people’s lives and creating a healthier environment not only in your community, but also all around the world.

What we collect:

  • Clothes, Shoes, Gloves, Purses , Hats, Belts and Jewelry, Bath towels, blankets, and sheets 

How to contribute:

  • Clean out your closet: go through your closet, attic, and garage and take out everything you want to clear out. Make a “donation pile”, so that you know what is ready to go.
  • Prepare your clothes: Put your unwanted items into suitable bags. You can use plastic garbage bags, unwanted tote or other textile bags.
  • Be considerate. If the clothing is in a very bad shape, it cannot be reused.
  • Find a convenient drop-off point. Bring your bags and drop them in one of our clothing containers.

 

 

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Recycle

If all 300 million Americans reuse just 1 T-Shirt each, we will save 210 BILLION GALLONS OF WATER and 1 MILLION POUNDS OF CO2!

How the disposal of clothing damages the planet:

  • 17 – 20% of industrial water pollution is due to textile dyeing and treatment.
  • 2.5% of arable land available worldwide is used for the production of cotton.
  • 2-10% of environmental damage is due to clothing and shoe consumption.
  • 10% of pesticides used worldwide are applied in cotton farming, together with 25% of all insecticides used worldwide.

How the recycling of clothing saves the planet:

  • 1 kg of clothes that are being reused saves 4.1 kg of CO2
  • 1 kg of clothes droped-off at a clothing bin saves 6,000 liters of water, 300g of fertilizers and 13ml of pesticides.
  • The re-usage of 1 kg Polyester or cotton only requires 1.8% of the energy required for the manufacture from raw materials.
  • Dregs can be transformed into new fiber that can be used for other new products.