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2017

Our Members Operate SMARTer

Our Members Operate SMARTer

August 28, 2017

You may have heard of SMART’s work to promote textile recycling, but did you know we are an international trade association? Your company can join our diverse membership – our companies are located in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South and Central America, Europe, Asia, and Pacific Rim countries who are involved in every phase of our industry.

Drab to Fab with Drapes!

Drab to Fab with Drapes!

June 23, 2017

It’s been more than 40 years since The Carol Burnett Show parodied the classic film, Gone with the Wind, but for me, it’s always been one of my favorite textile recycling reminders.

 

2016

There's a New Recyclable in Town this Earth Day

There's a New Recyclable in Town this Earth Day

April 22, 2016

In the 46 years since the first Earth Day, Americans have accepted paper, plastic, aluminum and glass as every day recyclables—yet, the second largest recyclable is still underutilized: textiles.

Made with Love: Upcycled Valentine's Gifts

Made with Love: Upcycled Valentine's Gifts

February 14, 2016

For hundreds of years, people have celebrated February 14th in the name of love by sending cards, chocolates, flowers and more. Each year, Americans spend more and more on elaborate gifts, which hurts not only our wallets, but our environment too.