5 Ways to Recycle Your Closet
In honor of the upcoming National Secondhand Wardrobe Day, we’re breaking down how to get creative with cleaning out your closet in an eco-friendly way. From reselling your clothes to repairing or donating, there’s so much you can do to keep your clothes in circulation and out of landfills.
Repair Or Redesign
It might be a bit more time-consuming but you’ll be surprised how easy it is to either repair clothes you love or turn a piece you haven’t been wearing into something new. Cut that tee into a crop, add a patch to a rip in a pair of jeans, turn that maxi dress into a mini. For bigger repairs, it’s almost always more cost-effective to outsource to a tailor than to find a replacement.
Find a clothing donation drop-off for clothing that’s still in good enough shape to wear. You can even be more purposeful with your donations by contacting local charities, like women’s or homeless shelters, to see if they have any current clothing needs.
DIY Home Decor
Have a bunch of tees you’ve been collecting but don’t wear anymore? Turn them into a sentimental blanket that’ll have that worn-in feel you love about an old tee. If you’re a craft lover, Pinterest has tons of ideas about how to turn clothes that are too far gone into something useful or pretty around your house.
Attend a Clothing Swap
Local clothing swaps are becoming more and more prevalent. If you’re in Southern California, you can keep your eye out to see what The Good Loop is hosting their next swap event. If you can’t find a clothing swap near you, host one! Invite just your friends or open it up to your community for an even bigger outreach.
Pre-Loved by Prism
Give your second-hand Prism pieces a second chance by selling them through Pre-Loved by Prism. It’s so easy to upload your previous purchases and get them shipped off to their new home. Plus, you’ll get 110% in Prism store credit or 80% cash back for each sale.
Between overproduction, poor-quality clothing, and overconsumption, waste in the fashion industry feels like a never-ending problem. We can all do our part by being more conscious with how we shop and what we already own.