So many of us want to do whatever we can to improve the state of our planet but unfortunately there are still many who don’t think twice.

The fast fashion industry which has grown to a $96 billion-dollar industry has had a huge influence on society.  Many of us now wear clothing for a few seasons and then dispose of it, ready to follow the new trend. And of course our tastes, our bodies and our needs change.

Currently, AFTeR members help divert 8,000 tones of textiles away from landfill and into reuse every year. We want more of those textiles and it can happen with your help!   So, what do you do with your out of date fashion items? The jeans that don’t fit quite right? The jacket you’re tired of…

Much of our clothing is made from polyester or a combination of mixed fibres. Polyester is a petroleum product and doesn’t biodegrade. Yes, just like those plastic bags we are trying to get rid of!

Have you ever seen a Nova Scotian landfill? 38,000 tones of our waste textiles go into landfill every year. Much of the textile waste in Nova Scotian landfills can be reused or recycled.

So please think twice, don’t throw out your clothes and household textiles, someone can use these. And when you donate the textiles, it doesn’t go into landfill! 

Donate it to AFTeR members (see our donate page) and we will make good use of the textiles you no longer use while funding critical programs for Nova Scotians in need.  

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