Cleaning out your closet can be a refreshing and satisfying experience. However, it is important to approach this task with a sustainable mindset. Instead of throwing away your clothes mindlessly, consider adopting a circular cycle by categorizing your items into five categories:
By following these guidelines, you'll simplify your closet and feel better once you know, you thought about the end of life of your garments. Here are some tips for tackling each category effectively:
The first category is for the clothes you genuinely love, wear regularly, and can't imagine your style without them. These are your go-to pieces that make you feel confident and stylish. Arrange your garments according to seasons. This way, you can easily access the appropriate clothes throughout the year and won’t feel you have nothing to wear again.
KEEP BUT UPCYCLE WITH MENABÒH
Some clothes may not be your current style or fit, but they hold sentimental value or have the potential for a new life. Instead of discarding them, consider upcycling these pieces into something full of style and excitement. Show us what you've got, and our designers will give you two proposals custom-made for your garments.
Swapping clothes with others can be a fun and sustainable way to refresh your wardrobe while also reducing waste. If you’re looking where to swap your clothes, we got you covered! If you have garments that you don’t use anymore or don’t suit your style, you can swap it with Menabòh and we’ll give you credit to spend on our website!
DONATE TO CHARITY
Many people would appreciate your pre-loved clothing items. Donating to charity allows your clothes to impact someone else's life positively. Follow these steps to donate effectively:
Look for charities that match your values and support people in need. Be sure they’re in a good state. Ensure the clothes are clean, presentable, and in good condition to make them useful for the recipients. If you’re donating shoes, tie the shoelaces to ensure they get to the charity in pairs.
DONATE TO A TEXTILE RECYCLING SCHEME
Some clothing items might be beyond repair or not suitable for donation. Instead of throwing them away, opt for textile recycling. Here's how to responsibly dispose of these items:
- Find textile recycling centers: Research local textile recycling centers specializing in recycling clothes. They often repurpose textiles into new products or recycle them into raw materials for other industries.
- Separate recyclable items: Sort your clothing into recyclable and non-recyclable categories. Natural fibers like cotton and wool are usually recyclable, while synthetic materials like polyester may require specific recycling processes.
Cleaning your closet can be a transformative experience when approached with sustainability in mind. By categorizing your clothes, you are making sure you’re giving a circular cycle for your wardrobe. It might take a little longer to categorize them, but you’ll feel really proud once you’re done, so put on some good music, grab a glass of wine, and enjoy your cleaning journey!