What material can Ecosmith recycle?

As clothing, shoe, and textile recyclers, we aim to provide quality, usable material to groups in developing nations worldwide.

We ask that you kindly ensure that donations are clean and dry, and, in order to make the processing of material more efficient, we also ask that items be placed into any variety of plastic bag and tied closed.

Thank you for your support and for your thoughtful donation.

Acceptable Material:

Clothing
  • Tops (T-shirts, blouses, shirts, tank tops)
  • Sweaters
  • Sweatshirts
  • Dresses
  • Outerwear (coats, jackets, blazers)
  • Bottoms (pants, slacks, jeans, sweatpants, skirts, shorts)
  • Suits
  • Socks
  • Pajamas
  • Slips
  • Bras
  • Underwear
Household Linen
  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Curtains/Drapes
  • Aprons
  • Dish cloths
  • Cloth napkins
  • Table linens
  • Comforters
  • Throw rugs
  • Decorative pillows
  • Placemats
Footwear
  • Shoes
  • Heels (wedges, pumps)
  • Flats
  • Sandals
  • Flip Flops
  • Boots (work boots, dress boots, winter boots)
  • Sneakers
  • Cleats
  • Slippers
Accessories
  • Hats
  • Bags (pocketbooks, backpacks, duffle bags, totes)
  • Belts
  • Gloves
  • Ties
  • Scarves
  • Bathrobes
Other
  • Stuffed animals and other plush toys
  • Halloween costumes
  • Sports jerseys
  • Rags (non-contaminated)

Unsuitable Material for Recycling:

  • Non-textile and non-shoe
  • All wet items
  • Anything contaminated by oil, grease, or any other chemical
  • Items that are covered by large amounts of animal dander or fur
  • All items contaminated by food or waste products
  • Recyclable metal, paper, and plastic (all of which should be taken to their respective town recycling facilities)
  • Construction waste
  • Carpeting
  • Bed pillows
  • Mattresses
  • Furniture

What happens to the material that gets donated?

We are extremely proud to be in a position to provide these items to various groups in developing nations. Not only that, but we get to do so while also keeping millions of pounds of material out of the local waste stream.

Knowing what we are able to recycle, you might also be curious as to what happens next.

Click here to find out