RUUM is having a Textile Recycling Program from November 19 – December 15, 2014. The program limits one bag per family. Each donation receives 15% off one item.
What Is Accepted:
Clean & dry clothing, paired shoes, bedding, linens, hats, handbags, belts, fabric scraps 36″ x 36″ or larger and other textiles. No rugs, carpeting or commercial waste.
Interesting Textile Recycling Facts:
The average New Yorker tosses 46 pounds of clothing and other textiles in the trash each year.
NYC residents discard 193,000 tons of textiles every year, at a cost to taxpayers and our environment.
Many recycled textiles are reused as apparel, either in the United States or for export to other countries. Below is a list of some of the ways textiles are reused and recycled.
• Good clothes get reused as good clothes.
• T-shirts, sheets, towels, and clothing become wiping cloths.
• Stuffed toys and pillows become car seat stuffing and automobile insulation.
• Denim becomes home insulation.
• Shoe soles become paving material.
• Sweaters and coats become carpet padding.
• Curtains and drapes become stuffing for pillows, sleeping bags, and animal beds.
• Wool sweaters and materials become baseball and softball filling.
• Velvet materials become jewelry box lining.
• Leftover fabric scraps become paper money.
I love donating clothes and recycling. With 4 kids after it’s been passed down and is still in good condition then I take huge bags and donate. I hate throwing clothes in the trash. I’d rather see a family get. And with this recycling program it’s good to see how items are reused and turned into automobile insulation, wiping cloths or carpet padding.
Being a part of local communities is important to RUUM. Below are additional ways RUUM is supporting local organizations:
• Little Swappies Holiday Kid’s Clothing, Toy, And Book Swap
Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 10 AM – 12PM
Preschool of the Arts, 121 West 19th Street, NYC
Let this holiday season be about sustainable consumption. Bring at least 8 items that your kids no longer wear or use, and in return take home up to 15 new finds for your family! Items can include: kids’ clothing (size 0-4), books, toys, and/or maternity wear. All remaining items will be donated to our charity partner, Room to Grow.RUUM, will both be hosting a pop-up sample sale at the event, with pricing up to 50% off retail.
• RUUM Give Back Program
Schools signing on to participate in the RUUM Give Back Program raise funds while having fun shopping! The program gives 20% off to shoppers and an ADDITIONAL 20% goes back to the school. For ways your school or organization can participate, contact Nataly Blumberg at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, check out RUUM’s Black Friday deals.
Mall Stores are 40% – 80% off! RUUM.com is 50% off and free shipping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Don’t forget to stop by RUUM TRIBECA store: 138 West Broadway, NY,NY.
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. Opinions are 100% mine.