We rescue your old clothes before they end up in the landfill and recycle them into something new.
Texile, n. [tek-sile] – a garment of clothing that has been disposed of, an exiled textile.
The average American throws away 80 pounds of clothing every year – this adds up to roughly 13 million tons, contributing to overcrowding of landfills and pollution.
This material decomposes slowly and releases harmful greenhouse gases into our atmosphere. In fact, the annual environmental impact of a household’s clothing equates to 1,000 bathtubs of water and the carbon from 6,000 miles of driving a car.
Yet 95% of this material can be recycled.
What happened to your pickup service?
From September 2017 - September 2018, Texiles operated a home pickup service for all used clothing, including garments in undonate-able shape. After one year of conducting this service, we discovered that we weren’t collecting clothing waste (the holey, stained, landfill-bound segment of what we got) as effectively as we aimed to, so, as a social enterprise, we will be refocusing our efforts to tackle this growing problem. We hope to have an update on our efforts in early 2019, so stay tuned!