What can be recycled?
Any clothes and home textiles that are made of at least 85% cotton – socks, pants (yes, pants), fraying shirts, old towels and bedsheets, denim that’s too tatty for the charity shop. You name it, we’ll take it – provided it’s over 85% cotton. Make sure you check the label!
Do my clothes have to be 100% cotton to be recycled?
Can my clothes have stains, rips and embellishments?
Yes. Unlike resale, where garments need to be squeaky clean and in good nick, your cottons can be stained or ripped. We also accept clothing with embellishments, but we will remove them before they go to our reprocessor.
Where can I recycle?
Find out how to recycle your clothes here.
What happens to my clothes?
Where can I drop my clothes off?
Check to see if we have a collection bin near you, or alternatively pack it up and send them to us via the Post Office.
How can I mail my cottons?
I’m a clothing business with stock to contribute. How can I take part?
Please contact us to discuss further.
Is the Cotton Lives On™ programme only in the UK?
If I’m a registered charity, can I request a roll mat?
Can I buy the roll mats?
Roll mats are not available for sale but Naturalmat, who produces our roll mats, make a variety of products on sale through their website.
When did Cotton Lives On™ recycling programme begin?
Cotton Lives On™ was launched in summer 2022.