Clothing and other textiles

Items in good ​condition​

  • Take clothing and textiles that are still usable, intact and clean to cloth collection points. Find closest recycling point. ​
  • Recci (in Helsinki) receives clothing, shoes and bags.
  • Offer them to second hand stores, recycling centres and charity shops.
  • Try to sell them online or ask if your friends have use for them.

Items in bad con​dition

  • Turn old clothing and cloths, into cleaning rags or carpet weaving material.
  • Repair. Utilise any usable parts, such as zippers, prints or buttons or offer them to people who do crafts.
  • Take pieces of cloth and ready-cut carpet weaving material to the Recycling Reuse Centre’s Näprä​ craft department
  • Ask if Helsinki Humane Society HESY​ has need for linens, towels, bed covers  duvets, and winter clothing. They use them in the beddings for the animals.
  • Several shop chains have organised textile collections in their stores.​ For example: Kappahl​, Lindex​, H&M, Seppälä and Finlayson.  Take textiles and shoes​ to stores, regardless of brand or condition.
  • Sort them into mixed waste.

Waste G​uide​​ provides more info​rmation on sorting waste.​​