Here’s a great idea sent in from swapper Viviane. If you’d like to volunteer to take her idea into the swap of your choice, let me know so I can note publicly which swaps have this service available.
It not noted otherwise, all swaps are still on the “only bring clean clothing, in good condition (no rips, broken zippers, massive pit stains etc.) because we don’t have a way of disposing of them, and our non-profits who pick up donate directly to those in need.”
But, back to Viviane’s great idea…..
“I had an idea. Most people, when they sort out clothes to give away, end up finding old clothes that aren’t suitable to donate. Tears, stains, things like undies and bathing suits that shouldn’t be shared. I recently found out that there are textile recyclers who will happily take old clothes. In fact, I’ve heard of schools collecting fabric as a fundraiser because companies will pay a nominal amount for it. I also found out that Portland has many drop spots for old clothes, including the clothing donation bins at any Whole Foods.