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Mixed Rags and Their Importance in the Global Circular Economy


mixed rags or mixed institutional rags in bulk clothing

If you’ve traveled to developing countries or off-the-beaten-path destinations, or you’ve seen some of these places on the news or in documentaries, you may have noticed that a good percentage of the population is wearing clothing that looks like it could have been purchased at a suburban mall some years ago. That’s no coincidence. Chances … Continue reading Mixed Rags and Their Importance in the Global Circular Economy

When It Doesn’t Spark Joy, Even for Charities or Thrift Stores


thrift store selling used goods

Does it spark joy? That is the question of the moment, as set forth by de-cluttering guru Marie Kondo. The “KonMari” phenomenon has swept a wide swatch of Netflix audiences across the world, thanks to her recent series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” As we discussed in a February blog post on this site, thrift … Continue reading When It Doesn’t Spark Joy, Even for Charities or Thrift Stores

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