Waste - Waste Prevention - Textiles

Some Facts

All charity shops accept unwanted clothing, which is then sold in charity shops, given to the homeless or sent abroad. Even damaged or un-wearable clothing can be converted into items such as wiping cloths, shredded for use as filling for items such as furniture or car insulation or rewoven into new yarn or fabric. If you deposit shoes, tie them together as they tend to go astray! Did you know, for example.. that it takes 2,000 litres of water to make a T-Shirt?! Lots of stores now have collection points in store for unwanted clothes and in urban areas there are door to door collections.