Category Donation pick up

Giving Away Used Clothing Is What the Eco-Conscious Do

Helping families in need

About 95% of Americans give to charities, especially around the holidays, people like to make charitable donations. It’s known as the Season of Giving, after all. Perhaps the easiest way to make a charitable donation is to donate clothes, instead of money. It is likely you can think of several items right now that you wouldn’t mind getting rid of; conversely, it is a small percentage of the population who has an excess of cash around the holidays. Making the trip to a donation drop off might not fit in your schedule, and thankfully there are

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Clothing Companies Hope to Reach National Sustainability

Clothes donation

Eileen Fisher, Inc., a New York City clothing company, is collecting used clothing to be recycled into newer products.

“Our goal was to find techniques that minimize waste and preserve the inherent value of Eileen Fisher’s materials,” said Carmen Gama, winner of the Social Innovator Award, who, along with Teslin Doud and Lucy Jones, helped design new sustainable products from recycled clothes. “They’re so beautiful they can easily have a second and maybe third life.”

According to SustainableBrands, GREEN EILEEN, Fisher’s program that collects, designs and distributes recycled clothing also donates its profits to organizations that support women and girls in New York, Seattle and around the globe. GREEN EILEED has donated more than $2 million and has recycled 500,000 garments.

“Along with their

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