Recycled Clothing clothing has suddenly become more and more important to many people across the world as our land fills become increasingly full. For years, recycled clothing or textile recycling meant reusing clotting by donating unwanted used articles of clothing to charities such as your local church or Goodwill Industries.
Later, reselling clothes in retail specialty shops that specialized only in used articles of clothing. Initially these were referred to as second hand stores but as the popularity and demand grew and changed – so did the branding. This is when the term vintage clothing came in to vogue and became acceptable as a source of fashion to the affluent young population.
Today however, recycling old clothes has become more sophisticated. Textiles are recycled in many other ways including taking scraps from shirts, slacks, dresses, draperies, towels and other useable pieces and using these as elements again as a part of the manufacturing process to create new and different pieces of clothing and accessories.
As before we are seeing the branding change a bit further as the term sustainable clothing is now working its way in to our modern vernacular.
By purchasing sustainable clothing you are helping to decrease the amount of new raw materials needed for textile manufacturing and the environmental consequence of using agro-chemicals used in growing cotton crops. You are also helping to reduce the tons of unwanted clothing that contributes to our landfills each year.
Many new fashion and household accessories are not even made from recycled cloth. As the demand grows for recycled products, some vendors have become increasingly creative with what they use to turn old in to new. Items such as rubber tires, styrofoam, plastics from discarded computers, soda cans, bottle caps, and even discarded weapons become useable fodder for creating fashionable and eco-friendly fashionable items.
Help join us in making creative use of what has already been used. Start shopping now.