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from Apartment Therapy

We've all got the bottle/can/paper recycling down-pat, but what about fabrics? What do you do with the sheets that got so…


handsewnbyme is a zero waste facility! I am lucky to live in a city that provides not only basic curbside recycling, but also curbside textile recycling! This means everything from empty spools to fabrics scraps, is recycled and not put into landfills.

from the Guardian

"The stubborn fact remains, however, that in the US alone, almost 11 million tonnes of textiles ends up in landfill. The future of textile recycling lies in the supply chain, not retail stores."

from MNN - Mother Nature Network

The New York City Department of Sanitation deems the re-fashioNYC textile recycling initiative a success with 50 tons of last season's sweaters and stained-beyond-repair towels being donated in a six month period.