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There are many options besides throwing away that tattered jumper,
wine-soaked blouse, worn out jeans or out-of-fashion leisure suit.
HELP TURN THEM INTO FUNDS FOR FEEDING THE NEEDY - ASK US HOW
Call it the Forever 21 effect, or fast fashion. Australians are buying,
and discarding, clothes more quickly than ever.
The average Aussie adult throws about 20 Kg of clothes and shoes into the rubbish
each year. That adds up to about 280,000,000 Kg of wearable clothes that are sent into
the waste stream, according to the The Department for the Environmental, that's a 27%
increase in a mere eight years.
Although resale shops are a good option for clothes that still have some fashion value
there are still an awful lot of ink-stained dress shirts and moth-eaten sweaters that find
their way to the local tips.
What to do with that favorite old shirt you ruined by inadvertently spilling a glass
of red wine down its front, or that well-worn pair of jeans that finally split at the seams,
or that dress you loved last year but now wouldn't wear to save your life?
There are a wide variety of options that are better than the trash bag, including
Reborn-Recycled / Hope Warehouse bags.
Op Shops will not sell defective clothes or shoes, but they do offload them to textile
recyclers, who either ship them to Third World countries where they may have a chance
of a second life, or sort and resell them to textile "de-manufacturers" who can turn them
into materials that can be worked into new materials, whether it's cleaning rags, carpet
padding, new clothes or rubberized playgrounds.
Forty-five percent of recycled clothes are sold to other countries, 30% are turned into
cleaning rags and 25% are turned into fibers for stuffing or insulation, according to the
current Australian stats.
We will be recycling HERE IN AUSTRALIA and it is planned that 30% of the materials we ship
out will come back as reborn clothing and fashion accessories.
Go to Hope Warehouse and help fund FREE FOOD FOR THE NEEDY by donating your old clothes, jeans and shoes
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