GemText makes donationg your clothing and shoes convenient 24/7/365
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LET'S USE IT AGAIN!
As of December 31st 2018
We have raised $3.55M for our communities
Collected 24,243,069# of used clothes and shoes!
Gemtext is a Northwest-based sustainability company serving the textile re-use industry through regional partnerships. Gemtext collects clothes and shoes for re-wear and re-use 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.
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.
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.