How is Fabric Recycled?
Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:42 PM
The items that are collected are clothing, linens, wallets, purses, stuffed animals, etc. The only caveat is the items can be stained, but they must not smell or be wet.
It doesn't look like this is a donation type situation where the items end up at the thrift store or a charity.
I have never heard of fabric recycling. I didn't know it was possible. Do you have such programs in your area?
How do they recycle it? Is it turned into more material or can they make new things out of the end product?
Posted 17 May 2012 - 03:34 PM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 05:11 AM
Small pieces of fabrics are used to made rags here and sometimes those small pieces are used to make dolls clothes too. Fabrics or old clothes can be recycled too by making it a bag or purse or even just plain rags.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:32 PM
I did find a program at Patagonia's website where they will take back your old Patagonia products. They recycle what they can and repurpose the rest. But, it doesn't necessarily say that they recycle cloth.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:26 PM
Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:25 PM
I do try to get as many uses as possible from my fabric.
1) clothing that can be donated, upcycled into a new outfit, given to a friend finds a new home.
2) Clothing that is stained or too holey for another use turns into rags. We use the rags all over the house and do try to wash them when we can.
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