After textile products have reached the end of their useful lives, they can get second lives as new products. Denim blue jeans are being turned into home insulation. Shoes are being ground up and turned into running tracks and other athletic surfaces. Some fabric products become industrial rags, pet bed stuffing, and even casket liners. Plastic soft drink bottles are being turned into polyester that becomes fleece blankets and hoodies.
If you are shopping for recycled-content clothing and footwear, you have many choices. Search for “recycled-content clothing” online to see some of the options for textiles that are part of the “reduce-reuse-recycle” loop.
Be sure your textiles are “in the loop!”
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