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professional clothing donations
winter coat donations
costume donations
shoe donations
online reuse and material exchanges
community swaps
textile recyclers 

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Professional Clothing Donations (and Consultants)

Bottomless Closet leaving NYCWasteLess
professional, clean, new or gently worn women's work clothing, including: suits (skirts or pants), blouses, sweaters, jackets, coats, scarves, shoes, purses, briefcases, costume jewelry, and new pantyhose

545 Eighth Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 563-2499

Promotes economic self-sufficiency by providing interview skills, business clothing, and ongoing career development and support programs to economically disadvantaged New York City women.

Career Gear leaving NYCWasteLess
new or nearly new interview-appropriate men’s clothing

120 Broadway, 30th Floor
New York, NY 10271
(212) 577-6190

Organization provides clean, contemporary, interview-appropriate clothing, and follow-up career support services to men graduating from skill-training programs. Call for donation times and drop-off locations. Only clothing donations from corporate suit drives, manufacturers, and retailers are accepted. Individual clothing donations are not accepted.

Dress for Success leaving NYCWasteLess
new or nearly new interview-appropriate women’s skirt and pant suits, blouses, blazers, and shoes

32 East 31 Street, Suite 602
New York, NY 10016
(212) 545-DSNY

Not-for-profit organization that helps low-income women make tailored transitions into the workforce. Call or check their website for donation events, times and drop-off locations.

Plush Fashion Styling leaving NYCWasteLess 
wardrobe consulting including closet cleanse and personal styling

25 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
(917) 348-3170

Organization provides wardrobe consulting and closet styling services, including assisting clients in selling or donating unwanted clothing to charitable outlets.

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Winter Coat Donations

NY Cares leaving NYCWasteLess
coats

214 West 29 Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 228-5000

Every December, the New York Cares Coat Drive collects coats at NYC Police precincts and participating businesses, for distribution to New York City’s neediest.

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Costumes

Costume Collection leaving NYCWasteLess
period clothing (prior to 1950) and theatrical costumes

601 West 26 Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 989-5855

Accepts donations of clothing dating from 1950 and earlier, and theatrical costumes; rents costumes at discount to nonprofit theater groups.

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Shoes

Shoe4Africa leaving NYCWasteLess
Urban Athletics leaving NYCWasteLess uptown store on 1291 Madison Avenue accepts donations during the first week of the month. Call ahead (212-828-1906) before dropping off any shoes or clothing. Check out the frequently asked questions leaving NYCWasteLess page of the Shoe4Africa website to find out how you can mail packages yourself. Sending just one pair of running shoes can make a big difference to someone's life.

Soles4Souls leaving NYCWasteLess
Soles4Souls facilitates the donations of shoes, which are used to aid the hurting worldwide. Shoe companies, retailers, and individuals can donate footwear (both new and used). Drop-off locations throughout NYC.

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Online Reuse and Material Exchanges for Clothing/Sporting Goods

DigNSwap.com leaving NYCWasteLess
Dig N' Swap takes clothes-swapping parties to the next level by giving you access to items listed by other fashionistas from all over the country, and allowing you to update your wardrobe while protecting your saving account and the environment.

MakeupAlley.com leaving NYCWasteLess
Register online and trade makeup with others by mail or in person.

MeetUp.com leaving NYCWasteLess
Helps groups of people with shared interests plan meetings and form offline clubs in local communities around the world. Look for groups focused on clothing swaps and find others interested in trading clothes.

Rehashclothes.com leaving NYCWasteLess
Rehashing, at its most basic definition, is a way to swap your clothes with others. To "Rehash" is to place an item (a Rehash) up for trade. Others can see your items and offer you their items in exchange for something you have that they like. If you like what they're giving you, accept the trade and you'll be wearing new threads in no time.

S.M.A.R.T. Textiles Exchange (STX) leaving NYCWasteLess
A joint venture between the Secondary Materials & Recycled Textiles Association leaving NYCWasteLess and RecycleNet Corporationleaving NYCWasteLess promotes the international trade of secondary and scrap textiles.

SwapStyle.com leaving NYCWasteLess
SwapStyle.com is an interactive fashion website where members can swap, rather than buy, unlimited designer clothes with each other, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for a small annual subscription fee.

ThredUp.com leaving NYCWasteLess
An online clothing exchange enabling people to post the contents of their "closet" and search the items in others' closets for swapping.

ALSO SEE:
general online material exchanges

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Textile Recyclers

Cyntex Company
120 E. Hartsdale Ave, Suite 1P
Hartsdale, NY 10530
(914) 472-4922

CareCycle leaving NYCWasteLess
625 Wortman Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11208
(718) 688-6000

Emerson Recycling
65 Emerson Place
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 622-1799

Mill Wiping Rags
1656 E 233rd Street
Bronx, NY 10466
(718) 994-7100

Trans-America Trading Company leaving NYCWasteLess
50 Carol Street
Clifton, NJ 07014
(973) 778-4611

Wipe Tex International
110 East 153rd Road
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 665-0013

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