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Fabric/yarn recycling

What do you do with old fabric, i.e., clothes that are just too crappy to donate, old sheets, towels, socks. Is there somewhere that takes textiles and recycles them? I have enough wash rags, etc., these are extras. At some point, you don't have enough room!


Likewise, what about yarn. I have a bunch of yarn I'll never use. Some of it is hopelessly tangled, others not. It seems a shame to just throw it in the trash, but I guess if trash is incinerated it won't end up in the landfill.
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Re: Fabric/yarn recycling

Thank you, Mirfield. I have actually managed to download a photo of a quilt-top I've just made today, and which I have yet to quilt.
This is what I do to recycle fabric, Edot, and I then donate the quilts to charities.
Mirfield's instructions are so clear that even peanut-brain here managed to understand them.
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What do you do with old fabric, i.e., clothes that are just too crappy to donate, old sheets, towels, socks. Is there somewhere that takes textiles and recycles them? I have enough wash rags, etc., these are extras. At some point, you don't have enough room!


Likewise, what about yarn. I have a bunch of yarn I'll never use. Some of it is hopelessly tangled, others not. It seems a shame to just throw it in the trash, but I guess if trash is incinerated it won't end up in the landfill.
I read somewhere about a place that takes old torn clothes etc. and converts them into rags. But I cannot remember where it was....
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Textile I put in the clothing bin. Craft supplies and wool I drop into my local brockenhaus (second hand/charity shop)...
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Re: Fabric/yarn recycling

Resurrecting this in case anyone has any new suggestions for means to recycle clothing too worn for a brocki to want (in or near Zurich)?
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Re: Fabric/yarn recycling

yes, you just need to find a clothing / textile bin. We have one next to our glass and metal recycling bins in our local area.
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Thanks! I don't recall seeing one before but I'll keep an eye out
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With Texaid you click on Containersuche, enter your address and they will let you know where to find one.
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