(Clothing and Linens) – Reusable clothes and bedroom linens should be given a second chance. Check with local animal shelters to see if they can use old sheets, blankets and towels. There are textile collection sheds at the LRSWMD Stowe and Johnson Drop-off Locations where textiles are accepted, fees apply. Several consignment shops and thrift shops exist locally as seen below.
|Creative Consignment||393 Mountain Road, Stowe||253-8100|
|Forget Me-Not Shop||942 VT-15, Johnson||635-2335|
|Sally’s Second Act||82 Park Street, Stowe||253-3006|
|Second Chance||37 Brigham Street, Morrisville||888-5664|
Textiles are a tricky material to manage in this part of VT. We have partnered with Helpsy to keep usable clothing in the supply chain. Our agreement with this currently only accepts clean, dry, reusable clothing. If items do not meet this criterial, finding ways to repurpose the items as rags or remnants for repairs or projects is the best option.
However, manufacturers are becoming more cognizant of this problem and are creating takeback programs for some of their labels. Explore the list below to see if any of them will work for what you are trying to get rid of.
NCAL takes towels sometimes, maybe sheets too. Always call ahead and ask if they are in need, 802.888.5065.
Goodwill Industries International, Inc. – Goodwill Industries International
Give Back Box
Buy Better, Recycle More – Levi Strauss & Co : Levi Strauss & Co
The North Face Clothes the Loop | Recycle Unwanted Clothing
Patagonia | Worn Wear Take Back Program
Plato’s Closet | Buy & sell gently used second hand name brand clothes, shoes and accessories for teens and twenty-somethings