Wearable Collections Doubles $$ Donations for Sandy Relief! (and a little brief about how we operate)

In a show of our commitment to our community and to those affected by Hurricane Sandy, Wearable Collections has decided to raise the amount we pay our partner charities from 5 cents per pound collected to 10 cents per pound until December 31, 2012.  We know many of you are struggling in the aftermath of the storm and we would like to do our part. Whether you are a school, community group, church, temple or other relief organizations, please fill out the form on our Host A Drive page and we will help coordinate from there. We are getting tons of calls and emails from groups about how they can work with Wearable Collections to help those in need. YES, we can help you with the over-abundance of clothes that you have collected. We are, however,  best suited to take these items and turn them into monetary donations for the organization of your choice.  We will collect the items, weigh them and donate 10 cents per pound. If you are a community group or school and are looking for a way to support relief efforts, we suggest you host a clothing drive and we will direct funds to the organization of your choice.   The added benefit to all of this is that we will also be keeping these items out of landfills. If you know of a group in need of specific clothing items, such as jackets or blankets, we can speak with our sorting facility and find a way to facilitate the distribution to those in need. Following, is an overview of how we operate and our mission. Wearable...

Note to our Partners and Friends

The Wearable team would like to send out our deepest sympathies to all of those affected by the storm. We stand in solidarity with all of you and pledge that when we get back up and running we will do what we can to support our community as a whole.

PS 29 Does It Again!

Our good friends at PS 29 in Cobble Hill were at it again this weekend hosting their semi annual recycling event. On top of being able to recycle textiles, attendees were also able to recycle electronics and have their hard drives shredded. Amazing organization + incredible promotion = successful event, resulting in 4150 lbs of clothing being recycled. This is certainly a model that ought to be repeated in other...

Greenmarket Expansion

We are more than thrilled to expand on our successful greenmarket collections. The greenmarket collections have already diverted over 1.5 million lbs since their implementation. That number is sure to increase drastically as we are now operating in 20 weekly markets, bringing convenient greenmarket clothing collections to even more NYC communities. We want to thank GrowNYC as a great partner and look forward to years of continued success. This is another step on the path to eliminating textile waste. For a full list of greenmarket collection locations, click...

5 Million Lbs Milestone

We are very proud to announce a major milestone in our collections. This past June we surpassed the 5 million lbs. collected mark. We owe a debt of gratitude to all of you who helped us get there. Those of you who: requested bins for your buildings, donated at the greenmarkets, hosted a clothing drive for your organization, or created an innovative hub of collection. We are nothing without those who support us, so you all deserve a round of applause for your efforts. This little project that we started in 2005 has spun into a mandate in the city and the 5 million lbs diverted from landfills are a testament to efforts of all of our supporters and activists who have helped make Wearable Collections one of the leading textile recycling companies in...
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