Textile Waste

The Four-Point Plan for Properly Donating Old Clothes

Perhaps you’ve never considered there’s a right way to donate clothes. We like to imagine that charities are just thrilled to get our pre-loved items, even if they’re a little worse for the wear. I certainly thought the same thing, that is until I started working in the secondhand clothing industry and saw first-hand the …

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Where Does Discarded Clothing Go? [Via The Atlantic]

In Brooklyn, New York, where space is precious, it’s not surprising that many of the borough’s residents are starting to complain, loudly, about the countless used-clothing donation bins gobbling up sidewalks and serving as a magnet for garbage and graffiti. Aghast, Brooklyn Magazine commanded its readers not to use “those piece-of-crap bins.” Read more via The Atlantic.

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