Here at Goodwill, we’re all about repurposing gently used clothes. We believe in giving a piece of clothing or furniture new life by selling it to you at a discounted price. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, as they say. Repurposing is easy, and there are many different ways to give your gently used clothing new life! Here are five ways to repurpose your clothes.
Add an embellishment.
Embellishments are a fun way to repurpose your clothes and have fun. Add a patch, or use dye to create a new look. Buttons, jewels, and thread can also be used to give your clothes a vintage look.
Plan a neighborhood swap.
If you have bags of clothes that your family will no longer wear, consider planning a swap with neighbors or family members. Everyone meets and brings the clothes they no longer want. Then, everyone can grab what they want! Anything left over can be brought to Goodwill!
Wear in a new way.
If you have a dress you don’t think you’ll wear again, perhaps you could turn it into a pool cover-up. Or turn long jeans into jean shorts. Get creative with old clothing and try to turn it into something new. The best part is that if you end up not liking it, you can always bring it to Goodwill.
Donate to Goodwill.
At Goodwill, we receive donations from the community every day, so our shelves are always stocked with tons of unique finds. Did you know that whatever we can’t sell at our stores, we recycle? It’s true. Learn more about how your shopping and donations make a difference in the community.
Give to a corporate charity drive.
If your employer is hosting a clothing drive for charity, this is a great time to clean out your closets and donate clothing. Find out how you can plan a corporate charity drive, here.
Thinking about donating your gently used clothes to Goodwill? Find a location near you.