Textile recycling for cash is the method of reusing or reprocessing used clothing and other materials

 These can include fibrous material, shoes and clothing scraps from the manufacturing process. Textiles in municipal solid waste are found mainly in discarded clothing, although other sources include furniture, carpets, tires, footwear, and nondurable goods such as sheets and towels. 

  1. Cotton Recycling
  2. Wool Recycling
  3. Burlap, Jute and Sisal Recycling
  4. Polyurethane Foam Recycling
  5. Polyester and Polyester Fiber Recycling
  6. Nylon and Nylon Fiber Recycling
  7. Other Synthetic Fiber Recycling
  8. Carpet Recycling
  9. Rags and Wipers
  10. Used and Recycled Bags
  11. Used Clothing
  12. Used Footwear
  13. Leather Recycling
  14. Textile Recycling Employment
  15. Other Textile Waste
For consumers the most common way of recycling textiles is reuse through reselling or donating to charity through organisations suchs as ClothesBank.co.uk However certain communities in the United States have been accepting textiles in curbside pickup since 1990. The textiles must be clean and dry for them to be accepted being recycled.
Some companies, such as Patagonia, an outdoor clothing and gear company, accept their product back for recycling. Resale After collection of the textiles, workers sort and separate collected textiles into good quality clothing and shoes which can be reused or worn. Conversion to rags Damaged textiles are sorted to make industrial wiping cloths


Obstacles If textile processors receive wet or soiled clothes however, these may still end up being disposed of in landfill, as the washing and drying facilities are not present at sorting units. Process Clothing fabric generally consists of composites of cotton (biodegradable material) and synthetic plastics. The textile's composition will affect its durability and method of recycling. Fiber reclamation mills grade incoming material into type and color. The color sorting means no re-dying has to take place, saving energy and pollutants. The textiles are shredded into "shoddy" fibers and blended with other selected fibers, depending on the intended end use of the recycled yarn. The blended mixture is carded to clean and mix the fibers and spun ready for weaving or knitting.

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