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Frequently Asked Questions and Terminology

FAQ's

What should I do with my old clothes?

Donate them to your faborite charity. Most charities with sort them for clothes to put in their retail store and send the rest to for profit rag making companies.

What happens to old clothess once I discard them?

Your clothes may become new things, or sent across the globe. To see all the possibilities, refer to the Digging for Diamonds pyramid for all the uses of old clothing.

Terminology

Textile Recycling:

Pre-Consumer and Post-Consumer waste removed from the waste stream and recycled bakc into the consumer market

Pre-Consumer Waste:

By-products from the fiber, textile, apparel, and cotton industries

Post-Consumer Waste:

Any type of garments or household article made of some manufactured textile that the owner decides to discard

Upcycling:

The use of waste materials to provide useful products. Ideally, it is a reinvestment in the environment and embodiment of the notion that while using resources one is also contributing to them and their value.

 

 

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