How to recycle your textile scraps
CHICAGO (AP) If you recycle your clothing, you can help keep it fresh for decades to come.
The Chicago Tribune reports textile recycling companies are offering free cloth-to-cloth, cloth-washable, fabric-wash, and fabric-to/paper-wash services to the city’s growing collection of garment workers.
The companies, which include Dillard’s and American Apparel, are hoping the services will encourage people to recycle their garments, which is cheaper and easier than buying new ones.
The Tribune says the services have been offered for more than a year, but the program’s new director, Stephanie Miller, says she expects it to grow in the coming months.
A study released this week found that a majority of people who reuse their clothes say they’re willing to spend more on clothing than on household expenses.
Miller said the Chicago Tribune study included only those who were willing to purchase new clothes and not those who bought clothing online.