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Mostly, we grow partnerships — with missions, schools and churches as well as graders, sorters, and customers.

We buy and sell locally and globally. In the process, we create jobs, enhance economies, and keep tons of secondhand goods out of landfills.

our textile recycling policy

Recycling is at the heart of our textile business. Textile companies can play a meaningful role in managing the world’s limited resources and reducing waste.

We are playing our part by merging our philanthropic and environmental goals.

We have developed and implemented a comprehensive textile recycling policy

It is incorporated into all departments and processes. Once we acquire used clothes, shoes, rags and other items from our philanthropic partners, we export them to regions — we have a network of over 50 underdeveloped countries — who need them most, and cannot afford these basic necessities.

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By maximizing the usability of cast-off garments and textiles, our industry diverts 5.5 billion pounds of post-consumer textile waste from going to U.S. landfills every year.*

The sorting and grading of used clothing and textile remnants is key to recycling items to markets where they do the most good.

Used clothing that isn’t wearable is recycled into wiping cloths for cleaning factories and offices. Other non-wearable fabrics are shredded into shoddy for use as carpet padding and insulation. Finally, garnetted fabric is woven into yarn, which is used for new products.

*Source: EPA

Our Environmental Commitment

By expertly matching products to world markets and orchestrating the recycling of unwearable or unusable goods, we stay as green as can be. The work we do keeps textiles out of landfills and promotes life cycle recycling, ultimately protecting our natural environment and enhancing ecosystem resilience.

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We’d love to welcome you to the Whitehouse & Schapiro family.