Upcycle your old clothes

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Why It Matters

On average, Americans throw away 81 pounds of clothing every year, and upcycling can be a meaningful part of the solution.

Benefits for You

By upcycling some of your old or tattered clothes instead of always buying brand-new, you can save nearly $100 every year.

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  • How To Start

    The easiest way to upcycle old clothes is to turn them into kitchen rags. You’ll save money on paper towels and reduce trash in landfills.

  • What Comes Next

    Try upcycling jeans you never wear anymore. Denim is a great material to be turned into other items, like bags, rags, or even shorts.

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