So ... I was scanning headlines for possible topics for this blog, and I came upon this post about clothing donations. And the general idea seemed to be that no one knows where these donated clothes end up, so don't buy junk. Buy well-made, classic clothes and keep them for a long time (for as long as they fit, I guess
But this didn't answer my immediate question, which was what do I do with all the fucking clothes cluttering up my closet that I really don't need anymore? Clothes handed down. Clothes I didn't even buy. Clothes I bought, but no longer need. Jaysus wept. Someone can use these clothes, right? I shouldn't just throw them out. That would be plain stupid.
Then, I saw this article about Ford using recycled material to make cars. Now, check this part out:
The 2013 Ford Fusion is said to contain the equivalent of a little more than two pairs of blue jean denim used for sound dampening material, the new Escape features door bolsters made from kenaf (a tropical plant in the cotton family) which saves 300,000 pounds (136 metric tons) of oil-based resin annually, and wood fiber is being used in the doors of Ford's new Focus Electric. Plastic bottles are finding their way into seat fabric and carpeting, and cotton from t-shirts, sweaters and denim is being re-used in the manufacture of dashboards.
So ... does this mean I should start making my clothing donations to my local Ford dealership? LOL
PS: Crowdsourcing is awesome.