When you have clothes that you want to get rid of, it can be difficult to know what the right thing to do with them is. And if you are unsure, then you’ve arrived in the correct place.
To best help the environment, it is important we don’t put our textiles in the same bin as our food waste or cardboard waste etc. Taking the time to understand and learn, how you can correctly dispose of your unwanted clothing, will in the long run have a positive impact on the environment.
We say recycling / donating should be your first call of action and we will discuss both in more detail further down this blog, however there are also other ways you can dispose of them.
Clothing made from cotton, bamboo, linen, wool and silk and is all compostable. Whether, you have a compost bin or you want to use the soil in your garden earthworms will be happy to munch away on small pieces of fabric.
Crafting has become hugely popular, especially during lockdown where many people have found crafting helpful during the pandemic.
And with crafting you can easily take the clothing items you are done with and transform them into something new. You can even use the time to learn the sewing machine or a simple needle and thread method.
Some ideas of crafting your unwanted clothing are:
- Tie-dying your old T-shirt
- Making old shoes into plant pot holders
- Converting a scarf into a handle for your bag
- Turning old jeans into a Tote-bag
Turn Them Into Rags
A spring / summer clean out, is something we all end up doing during the warmer months. So after deciding which items will be recycled or donated, why not use your left over pieces and save money on buying new cleaning towels or dusting cloths.
The UK is full of ways in which you can recycle your unwanted textiles. And if you’ve landed on this page, then you are in the correct place. Here at Collect My Clothes we collect your unwanted clothing directly from your doorstep, making it easy and fast and efficient to recycle your clothing.
So if you are based in the UK, we’ve got you covered for all of your recycling needs.