The textiles industry is one of the largest in the entire world, and is responsible for creating bedding, table linens, and of course, clothing of all sorts. Everyone around the world needs clothes wear, may they be everyday shirts and pants all the way to heavy coats, formal wear, and work and military uniforms and safety vests. The United States in particular is the world’s largest single producer and consumer alike for clothing, and today, Americans are buying twice as many clothes as they did just 20 years ago. The average American woman has one outfit for every day of the month, compared to just nine in 1930. Old clothes are recyclable, and Americans are urged to give them to military charities and veterans charities, among other needy individuals. Aside from time and gas money, it is free for any person to donate clothes, for helping families in need. Americans have a charitable spirit year round, but clothing is also known for often being thrown away instead. How can more clothe Continue reading When to Give Away Your Old Clothes
The discussion with your two teenage daughters this morning was insightful. While you were finishing making them scrambled eggs on this second to last week of summer, the conversation turned to school clothes and what each of them were planning to wear for the first day back to class. That topic prompted you to mention again the need for both of your daughters to spend time organizing their closets before the busyness of school started again. That lead to talks about whether the girls should take their unworn extra clothing to one of the area resale stores, or if they should just donate the items they were no longer using.
Your older daughter pointed out that while it was nice to get the little bit of cash from the clothing resale stores, it made more sense to donate their still nice cloth Continue reading Are You Looking for a Place to Donate Clothing?