How to Get Rid of old Clothes Repsonsibly

How to Get Rid of old Clothes Repsonsibly

Only 20% of clothes in thrift stores are resold

The rest is trashed or dumped in developing countries. So, try these other ways to make sure your clothes go to good use.

1

Give away directly

Offer your clothes for free in online communities like Buy Nothing, Freecycle.org, or FB Buy & Sell groups.

2

2

Resell

Try reselling to consignment shops like Plato's Closet or Buffalo Exchange, or on apps like Poshmark, Mercari, or Depop.

3

Upcycle or Downcycle

Turn the clothes into something new, like a blanket from old t-shirts, cleaning rags from ratty clothes, or stuffing for pillows.

4

4

Give to local orgs

Many orgs need clothes, like foster care programs, homeless shelters, domestic violence centers, and refugee orgs.

5

Recycle or trade-in

Some brands have take-back programs, like For Days, Levi's, Nike, Patagonia, H&M, and DSW. 

Learn more About Slow Fashion on my Blog!