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Mail-In Outfit Rescue Service Is Born
Posted on November 3rd, 2016

Textiles only comprise approximately 6% of landfill volume, and as such it was the last priority of waste management experts compared to things like tires, lightbulbs, e-waste – a far bigger problem that needed to be tackled first. Stewardship programs have done that brilliantly, and now textiles is next on everyone’s agenda. It is rumoured that in 2017 stewardship for textiles will be a real thing – and we are seeing hints of that happen in the marketplace. Textile Waste […]

DIY and Dreadlocks? Why Not!
Posted on August 24th, 2016

We recently visited famed loctician (dreadlock specialist) Karen Wallington of ModLocks in Toronto.  who gave us a great DIY idea using sewing scraps and notions to embellish hair! (She also made a sizeable textile donation to our Sick Kids Hospital fundraiser – thanks, Karen!)  Karen gave us some tips on a very popular embellishment of wrapping a dreadlock – although invented for dreadlocks, this can just as easily applied to regular hair sections that are not dreadlocked.  Our VP, Daniela […]

TWD on Morning Live
Posted on August 17th, 2016

TWD’s Daniella Siggia was on hand with Morning Live’s Bob Cowan to talk about new life for textiles, diverting from landfills and contributing to Ontario’s job economy. Check out the video!

Woodbridge Mother of 3 Year old With Leukemia Spearheads Massive Clothing Drive Fundraiser
Posted on August 9th, 2016

For Immediate Release (Aug 9, Toronto)  It was unexpected – like it always is. It came out of nowhere – shocking….and devastating. One day Judy Papa was a normal, busy working mother living a normal busy life – working in a dental office and living in Woodbridge, Ontario with her husband Joe and their three young children – , Brianna, Massimo, and Matteo. Then in the space of just a few hours everything changed. The family suddenly found themselves thrust […]

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Use a clothing donation bin to recycle your clean, dry, odourless clothing and textiles!

Make Textile Recycling Work For You

If you are fundraising for your school, church, workplace, sports club or organizations such as Girl Guides, or Scouts, we can help arrange a textile collection to help you to raise money for your cause.

Downsize Your Wardrobe!

1 in 4 North American women own 7 pairs of jeans, but only wear 4 of them. Something to think about before your next clothing purchase.

Fix Your Own Clothes

Learn to sew! You don’t have to say goodbye to a favourite shirt just because of a little rip.

Donate! Even if it's Unwearable

Nothing goes to waste in the textile recycling industry. What cannot be reused is shredded, sanitized, and recycled into rags and upholstery.

Look for Quality

Shop at stores that use sustainable materials, organic cotton, and practice fair trade!

Think Long-Term

Buy classic clothes made to last and avoid purchasing too many pieces that follow trends and are low quality.  

Swap Don't Shop!

Swap with a friend! Organize your own clothing swap, or attend an organized one.
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