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News and Notes about the World of Textile Recycling

S.M.A.R.T. A Good Decision about TextilesMay 30, 2013

To learn more about recycled textiles and the work we are doing to save the environment check out the SMART website.

http://www.smartasn.org/


The Global Afterlife Of Your Donated ClothesMay 29, 2013

We are proud to be part of the Global movement to recycle and repurpose used textiles. Mid-West Textile is part of the global market that helps save 3.8 billion pounds of clothing from Landfills in the United States.

NPR did a great job covering the way Mid-West is part of helping products move into markets throughout the world.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/05/21/185596830/the-global-afterlife-of-your-donated-clothes


Sarah Jessica Parker compra ropa usada en Sao PauloMay 28, 2013

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker buys used clothes in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

http://sipse.com/entretenimiento/sarah-jessica-parker-compra-ropa-usada-en-sao-paulo-29557.html


Vintage Clothes? - Adele uses them!!!May 24, 2013

Vintage Clothes are popular all over the world. Even the biggest stars use them.

Check out this article about Adele and her habit of looking for Vintage clothes (or sending her assistant to do so).

http://www.lifeandstylemag.com/entertainment/news/adele-gaelle-paul-stylist-style-secrets-fashion-vintage-spanx-size-16-black-johnny-cash-june-carter-cash


Great Article on Donating ClothingJune 13, 2012

Old clothes, even torn and stained, can be recycled

The clothes you used to love but no longer wear do have value, even if they’re torn or stained. But if they’re mildewed, toss them out.

By Tom Watson
Special to The Seattle Times

Valuable items you no longer need hang in your closet, waiting for a new life.

Charities and recyclers lust after your unwanted clothing and textiles. But old clothing isn’t like most other recyclable and reusable items. With all the variations in style, quality and condition, no two pieces of old clothing are the same. This presents challenges and rewards for textile recyclers as well as people getting rid of old clothes.

Follow the link below to read more . . .

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/ecoconsumer/2018192489_ecoconsumer19m.html