The Re-Clothe NY Coalition is a collaborative group of recyclers, non-profits, and governments working to increase textiles reuse and recycling across New York State. During the spring and summer of 2016, the Coalition developed standards to ensure transparency and the highest, best use of materials. You may find the Coalition standards, along with a list of those who have signed the standards to date, here.
To date, the following collectors have signed onto these standards:
Hearts for the Homeless will sign these standards, pending a Board vote.
The collectors featured on this page have completed our textiles survey and have allowed us to share their responses, so that you have access to the information you need to make informed decisions about textile recovery options.
The following items can be donated in any condition (torn, worn, stained, missing buttons, broken zippers, etc.) as long as they are clean, dry, and odorless.
Footwear (in pairs):
- Heels (wedges, pumps)
- Flip Flops
- Boots (work boots, dress boots, winter boots)
- Tops (T-shirts, blouses, shirts, tank tops)
- Outerwear (coats, jackets, blazers)
- Bottoms (pants, slacks, jeans, sweatpants, skirts, shorts)
- Bags (pocketbooks, backpacks, duffle bags, totes)
- Dish cloths
- Cloth napkins
- Table linens
- Throw rugs
- Halloween costumes
- Sports jerseys
- Pet clothing
- Textile scraps greater than 1’x1’