'Tis the season for closet cleaning! But before you start getting rid of clothes, take a moment to plan out your clearing strategy. You'll save time and effort by taking heed of the ten simple, sustainable tips we've collected here at WOVIN.
Over the last year we learned a lot about the textile recycling industry. Mainly, we’ve learned what textile ‘recycling’ really is: an export industry. We’ve also come to find that textile ‘recycling,’ while possible in theory, is in actuality a myth.
What you believe about textile recycling is a myth, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s why.
Instead of contributing to the waste created on February 14th, create something truly unique and meaningful for your loved ones: upcycled cards made of rag scraps. In this special edition blog post, we'll show you how to make your own (in less time than it will take you to find parking and wait in line at the gift shop).
Learn more about our 2016 partner organization, Mercy Beyond Borders, and contribute to their programs by donating to WOVIN (50% of the proceeds will go directly to Mercy Beyond Borders).
Last week, the Palo Alto Pulse announced a different kind of Black Friday campaign called Purge Before You Splurge, a way for Bay Area residents to “clean out their closets and do some good.” In partnership with WOVIN, the Pulse asks shoppers to donate instead of buy clothes this season.
WOVIN is a for-profit company taking charge of the secondhand clothing trade. Learn how the organization started and what we're doing to further the cause.