It may not come as a surprise to hear that the textiles industry is one of the largest in the entire world, producing bedsheets, linens, and certainly clothes of all sorts every year. After all, everyone needs clothing to wear for everyday life, formal events, sleepwear, and work and military uniforms. And that is not even counting accessories such as shoes, gloves, hats, glasses, scarves, and more. The United States in particular is the world’s largest market and producer alike for these textiles, and every year, the American textiles market continues to grow. The average American buys twice as many clothes as they did just 20 years ago, and the typical American woman has one outfit for every day of the month (as opposed to just nine in 1930).
What about excess clothes, and donations? Textiles are very much possible to recycle, reuse, and donate, and Americans are always encouraged to contribute to organizations that pick up donations and helping families in need. Clothing donati
Have you recently cleaned out your closets and thought about giving away some clothes to charity or a donation site near you? While you might just want to throw them away, bringing them to a charity donation site can be a much better option for both the environment and people in need. In 2011 alone, 2 million tons of clothing and textiles were recycled or donated to charity in the United States. In 2007, about $5.8 billion worth of clothing related donations were made to charity foundations in the country. If we did not recycle those clothes, they most likely would have ended up in landfills, which is a not a good choice for the environment.
Aside from the environmental aspects of giving to charity, donating your clothes can also help the lives of others by giving them clothes that they can use t