Advanced search

recycling old clothes that no-one can wear...any ideas?

(11 Posts)
PavlovtheCat Mon 14-May-07 20:22:15

I have had a clear out and have some clothes that are not fit for use (mainly old tee-shirts that I just never got round to throwing/sentimental reasons etc)
many items are - they will go to charity shops/clothing bank.

However, some just would not do for use. I have lots of rags myself already for floor etc and nowhere to store any more.

Does anyone know if there are companies who would use cotton clothes to re-use for recycled clothes (for example Next sell recycled cotton teeshirts). I would like to find a locally or nationally based co that might take these rather than throwing them out.

All ideas welcome!

southeastastra Mon 14-May-07 20:29:08

our local tip has a section for clothes/rags so i just assumed they'd go for recycling there

Muminfife Mon 14-May-07 20:30:25

Message withdrawn

fransmom Mon 14-May-07 20:32:23

i used to work in a charity shop and we had a weekly rag bag collection. ragbags were full of clothes not fit for wearing. maybe you could put them into a separate bag and tell the charity shops that they are rags and it saves them lot s of time in sorting them out. hth x

fransmom Mon 14-May-07 20:32:45

rag rugs good idea too!

lulumama Mon 14-May-07 20:34:30

for cleaning cloths

or our green box recycling takes them

booradley Mon 14-May-07 20:35:52

My local Age Concern are happy to take any clothes regardless of the state as they also recycle them on as rags. . . hope tbhis helps

PavlovtheCat Mon 14-May-07 20:40:15

oh age concern! Excellent idea, thats the kind of thing I want! I did not know the recycling boxes took them?! Not that we have boxes, we have stupid 'bags'. I will see if they take it then...!

notasheep Sat 04-Aug-07 13:47:20

I have a black bin liner on the go all the time for clothes that could not be handed down-when full it goes to Barnardoes-they then get the cash and the rags are recycled

lailasmum Sat 04-Aug-07 14:21:30

I have made old t shirts and sweatshirts into nappies. Cleaning cloths is also a good one.

policywonk Sat 04-Aug-07 14:27:55

I posted a query like this recently and was advised to take them to a clothing bank - they can make use of completely dilapidated clothes for rags, apparently. (If this is wrong, you can blame Hallgerda.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: