Recycle Your Clothing

For all the individuals looking to clear out their old clothes and tattered fabrics, recycling is a good way to clear some space. Each year, around 16 million tons of cloth materials are thrown in the dump. Recycled textiles can be used to make wiping rags, clothes, shoes, and other products.

Material that is collected in recycling bins is sorted by material and color. Because the material is sorted by color, this reduces the need to re-dye materials before they can be reused. Once they are sorted the textiles are disassembled by being shredded or pulled into fibers. Other fibers can be introduced to the material, altering it in various ways.

The material is them cleaned through a precise process and is then mixed and re-spun into yarn. The yarn can then be used for crocheting, weaving, or knitting. The materials that are not spun into yarn are compressed to be used in products like mattresses and couches.

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Any polyester materials go through a different process. They are still shredded, but they are granulated and turned into chips. These chips are melted down and used to create new fibers for polyester fabrics.

Reclaimed fabrics, materials that have been recycled, lessen the environmental impact of using cloth materials without disrupting the supply of products to customers. Your recycled textiles can provide industrial factories that produce products using cloth with an invaluable resource. They will not have to have new fabrics made from raw materials that negatively impact the environment.

Recycling clothing and other fabrics clears out your closet while providing industries with reclaimed materials. This is a sustainable practice that brings the world one step closer to considerably reducing pollution and our economic footprint. Consumers can then shop sustainably, browsing eco-friendly products made with the earth and all its inhabitants in mind.