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What do I do with clothes I no longer want?

With our first Recycled Runway Fashion Show less than a week away Keep Pearland Beautiful is thinking of clothing recycling and making clothes out of recycling.

Recycling clothing should be as easy as recycling other reusable materials but it isn’t.  Clothing, shoes and other textiles do not belong in your curbside recycling cart or bin. Much like plastic bag or plastic film recycling, recycling clothing requires planning and a trip somewhere.  For clothing and textile recycling a trip to the closest clothing donation store, resale/consignment shop or recycling facility is required (

The Stella Roberts Recycling Center has a drop box out front that accepts just about any kind of textile product.  The ATRS bin accepts any and all clothing, shoes, toys and household textiles. This includes new, used, gently worn, dry-cleaned, laundered, out of season, outgrown, misfitting, unwanted clothing in any condition, regardless of gender or size. This includes garments that are worn, torn, missing a button or zipper, have small imperfections, rips or stains. Categories include jackets, coats, sweaters, tops, bottoms, maternity wear, children’s, babies, undergarments, athletic gear, bathing suits, hats, gloves, socks, laptop covers, small luggage, bags, wallets, accessories and jewelry, hospital scrubs, uniforms, corporate shirts with logos, costumes and much more! Household textiles including soft toys, stuffed animals, blankets, sheets, towels, shower curtains, comforters, drapery, mats, small rugs and more are also accepted.

After our exciting photography session with our designers and models last Saturday we are excited for everyone in Pearland to see what wonderful fashions can be made with items that would otherwise have been trashed or sent to the recycling center.  Make sure to come out to the Pearland Town Center Pavilion on Sunday, August 9, 2015 from 4PM-6PM and see what our participants have created.  You will even have the opportunity to vote for the fan favorite award.

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