The Problem: Consider the unsettling fact that the clothes you trash can end up stuck in a landfill and contribute to the deterioration of our planet. Now take mental stock of all the worn-out socks, underwear, T-shirts, and pants that currently overcrowd your drawers and laundry hamper.
The Solution: In March, Mack Weldon partnered with Community Recycling, an organization that encourages people to donate clothing and shoes, and educates them about how their items will be put to use. The clothing is then distributed to people in need in over 50 countries around the world, for use in either the conventional sense, or as materials for home insulation. Together, the two companies bridge the gap between waste and usefulness, so consumers like you can get rid of old clothes without contributing to the planet's trash problem.
The How-To: Just send in your unwanted (but not totally shredded) undergarments, such as boxers, socks, and undershirts. Mack Weldon provides a pre-paid label on their website, so you can send your donation via mail without even having to buy stamps. Just drop the package in your local mailbox, and you're done!
See more about the recycling program, and shop some nice basics, at mackweldon.com.