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Clothing Donations

Here's What Goodwill Actually Does With Your Donated Clothes

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.28.2016 | Style

As part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” project, HuffPost Style will focus the month of September on simple ways to educate yourself on becoming a bette...

Can Storytelling Get People To Recycle Their Ratty Old Shoes?

Sarah Murray | Posted 07.27.2016 | Business
Sarah Murray

We certainly need to make it more convenient to recycle. But for at least some products, could storytelling be one of the tools we use to help cut waste and conserve more of the world's natural resources?

That Clothing Donation Bin Might Not Be What You Think

Refinery29 | Hilary Moss | Posted 07.16.2014 | Style

Lurking around the corner, standing five or six feet tall, typically with a pull-out drawer and a padlocked panel, is a New York City menace — the c...

Clean Out Your Closet to Help End Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

I'll admit it: I was wrong! Very wrong! Up until I connected with the Rescue Mission in Central New York, I pretty much thought giving directly to peo...

The New Closet Edit for Global Warming

Christine Bronstein | Posted 08.12.2013 | Style
Christine Bronstein

We think the best way to save money on clothes is to be able to see everything you have. So, spend a couple hours cleaning out your closet every month or two and you will feel less need to shop for items you don't actually need.

Fashion Brands Bet Shoppers Want To Partner For A Cause

Theresa Bradley | Posted 06.17.2012 | Home
Theresa Bradley

Shoppers at a growing group of clothing companies can now not only buy recycled items or see a portion of sales go to nonprofits, but partner with brands that give them a more active role in giving back.

How Many Bags Of Clothes Can You Get Rid Of?

Brie Dyas | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Brie Dyas

Once I started folding and packing, I realized that I didn't have so much a closet but a portal to another dimension filled with infinite junk. A "Narnia" populated by at least 5 years' worth of bad judgment.

Teen Collects 50,000 Clothing Donations, Opens Free Charity Shop

Posted 12.11.2011 | Impact

Krissi Fajgenbaum has been featured in People Magazine, clothing stores bear her name and she's outfitted thousands of low-income teens. She's also st...

Rachel Tepper

D.C. Company Mixes Fashion, Charity To Benefit Homeless | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When Brian Lieberman began volunteering at area homeless shelters, he noticed a serious problem with many items of donated clothing. The...

Art With a Message: Get With the Textile Recycling Program

Mattias Wallander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

An exhibition at Chicago's Columbia College is using art to send a message to the fashion industry and consumers that it's time to really examine the impact of fashion and apparel on the environment.

'Wash Smart, Give Smart' Laundry Truck Collects And Washes Clothing Donations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

We've seen laundromats pop up at music festivals, serving as a kind of brand butler for festival-goers with dirty duds. Not until recently, however, h...

Florida Nonprofit Treats Needy Children To Costumes

Huffington Post | Tam Vo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For many families this year, Halloween costumes will be yet another luxury to forgo. However, trick-or-treating will be made possible for many thanks ...

5 Things To Do With Old Clothes | Giulia Rozzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

According to the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Solid Waste. Americans collectively trashed 9 million tons of reusable clothes, footwear,...