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Recycled Clothing Facts

by Lexa W. Lee, Demand Media

Thrift shops are a great resource for donating or buying used clothing.

Recycling unwanted clothing reduces landfill waste as well as the amount of resources needed to produce new clothing.  It also lessens the waste produced by the manufacturing process — clothing scraps end up in the landfill, too.  Used clothing can be donated, sold or disassembled for the fabric.

#2 – Environmental Benefits

There are multiple environmental benefits associated with recycling clothing. It reduces the amount of pesticides used in growing cotton or to make fabrics from petroleum sources and the water needed to dye fabrics, and cuts down on the pollutants, greenhouse gases and volatile organic compounds released into the water and air from manufacturing processes. — from Earth911: Facts About Clothes

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