Fast-fashion, sustainable jeans, textile recycling, consignment shopping - the list of conversation topics about what's in your closet can go on for days (and we love it!). Today, as we are thinking about transitioning out of our summer wardrobe and into our fall, we want to discuss a biggie: what do we do with the clothes we're just over?
Chances are there are some clothes in your closet taking up space: the shoes that just never fit right, the jeans that we're giving up on, and the shirt that no matter how much we thought we would, we never wore! Just like most of the other things we do each day, what do you with these makes a difference. Before you take that bag of clothes to the garbage, let's look at the ways you can upcycle the threads that you no longer have room for...
We've heard "recycle" over and over again - we want to challenge you to think even further about what you no longer use and instead think "upcycle"! By that, we mean to put it to a different use - extend the life! Here's some of our favorite ideas for upcycling your threads:
Okay, we've laid out some solid ideas for your gently worn threads, but what about those that are a bit beyond gently worn? Research local textile recycling programs and help turn your clothes into something brand new! Here's an easy search tool to check out!
No matter which you choose you'll be making some changes that make a positive impact in your closet and the planet. 🌎 Happy Up-Cycling!