98% Of All Clothing And Shoes Are Recyclable.
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The average person in the U.S. throws away 67 lbs of clothes a year... Recyle, Donate, Don’t Throw It Away!

RECOGNIZE OUR DROP OFF BINS

YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

RECOGNIZE OUR DROP OFF BINS

YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

RECOGNIZE OUR DROP OFF BINS

YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

ABOUT GEMTEXT

Gemtext is a Northwest-based sustainability company serving the textile recycling industry through regional partnerships. Gemtext collects unwanted textiles and recycles or repurposes the materials in domestic and international markets. We are a free, local option for residents who want to minimize environmental impact, help create jobs and support local nonprofit organizations.

Together, we work to give old clothes a new life and make the world a better and cleaner place for people to live.

FACTS

  • 70% of all clothing in the U.S. ends up in landsfills..Approximately 2.5 Billion lbs/year!

  • 2 million tons of textiles are recycled each year in the U.S.

  • Nearly 100% of donated textiles are recycled!

  • The average U.S. citizen throws away 70 lbs. of clothing each year.

  • 95% of textiles worn or torn can be recycled yet only 15% gets donated or recycled.

  • SMART members recycle 3.8 billion lbs. of textiles each year.

  • $100 MILLION - Amount of funding generated for charities from second-hand clothing sales.