Sustainable Textile Resources – In Process
Repurposing – Repurposing is using something for a purpose other than its original use.
Recycling – Recycling converts a material into something of roughly the same value as it originally was.
Upcycling – Upcycling converts a material into something of greater value than it originally was.
Downcycling – Downcycling converts a material into something of less value than it originally was.
Many donations find their way to the landfill. Be mindful of these tips:
- Target your donation to a group that is actively seeking clothing/textile donations – they are more likely to reuse and repurpose donated items.
- Donate items that are in good condition – stained, dirty and damaged items are more likely to head to the dumpster. The less work needed to get them into circulation the more likely they will find active use.