I just found this out five seconds ago, and had to share it with all of you immediately.
I was checking out one of my favorite blogs, Danny Seo’s Simply Green, and he had a wonderful little article up on his site about donating clothes.
Did you know that you can still donate ripped jeans, and tattered, sweat-stained shirts? Did you know you can still donate things that would never sell, like bell bottoms, old Flock of Seagulls shirts, and stinky socks?
No, really, you can.
Here’s why: according to Danny, only about 10% of donated clothing ever ends up on store shelves for resale. The tattered stuff gets sold to textile recyclers, who shred it up and use it in other things. Charities like Goodwill and Salvation Army make good money reselling our old tattered clothing.
So, there’s no reason to put old clothes in the trash! Donate away!