All you need to know about donating clothes and other items from your wardrobe

All you need to know about donating clothes and other items from your wardrobe

Why, what, when, how, and where should you donate


If you are wondering why you need to donate from your precious wardrobe, what exactly should you donate, when is it an ideal time or how and where should you donate, then you are at the right place. You'll find answers to all of your questions here, so let’s get started!

Why you need to donate clothes

Donating your clothing items to charity not only helps the environment by reducing waste, but it also aids wonderful causes. 

1. It keeps them from reaching landfills.


Have you ever wondered what happens when you discard your clothing? All the fashion waste is dumped into landfills by truckload. By donating garments, you may prevent them from becoming garbage and ending up in landfills, where they will take years to decompose and pollute the air and soil. 

2. It helps people in need

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Many people including children and families are in desperate need of suitable clothing. Your donations can aid disaster victims, poor individuals, and children who are in need of clothes to wear. Even if you no longer want your old clothes, it's almost guaranteed that someone else does! When you toss your garments away, they have little chance of reaching individuals who might need them.

3. It gives your clothes a new life

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Donate your discarded items to charity and watch them being loved all over again. Your clothing will embark on a new adventure and become a part of new memories. Isn't it better than being discarded and forgotten altogether? So give back and send your old clothing on a new trip!

4. It helps you with wardrobe organization

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Have you lost track of what's in your closet? If yes, then now is the moment to re-discover the lost treasures and determine what needs to be discarded. It's probably time to find new homes for items you haven't worn in a long time, no longer require, or no longer fit. Anything too worn to contribute can be donated to a local textiles for recycling!

5. It will give you an ego boost


When you do things for others, you feel good because you’re doing something for a worthy cause. You’re getting rid of the clutter in your home and helping others at the same time, so that's a bonus point!


What you should donate and what you should not donate

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1. When it comes to clothing donations, they must be gently used (or new), clean and not damaged.

2. You should always wash clothes before donating them. If donated clothing is not laundered, it may need to be disposed of.

3. You should not donate your undergarments. Also, undies, no matter how adorable your old ones are, they need to be replaced. Did you check out our organically made undies?

4. You should only consider donating items that are new or gently worn. It's time to reuse, recycle, or discard your old favorite clothing if it has a hole in it. Clothing that is ripped, torn, damp, dirty, or stained should not be donated and instead repurposed.

5. You should not donate if your clothes have a weird smell.


When is it the right time for you to donate?

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The reality is that donating unwanted clothing and items is a terrific idea at any time! But if it’s getting overwhelming for you then ask yourself these questions:

  1. Is anything collecting dust in your closet or at the bottom of your drawer? If yes then it’s time to pass it down to someone else.
  2. Are your clothes too small or tight for you now? If you answered yes then it’s time for you to consider donating clothes and items you don’t wear anymore.
  3. Are you no longer going through “that phase” that you bought those items in? Again In a yes? You definitely need to get rid of anything that doesn't fit your style anymore.


How and where can you donate?

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  1. If you're scared that clearing out seems like too much labour, then don't be! Simply maintain a bag in your closet and throw it any stuff that you no longer require. Drop it off at your local charity shop when it's full.
  2. If you’re afraid to include high-end items, then again my friend, don’t be. Many donation centers will take those items aside for special programs and charities that help people in need look sharp for a job interview or for their special days too!
  3. The best part about donation is that you can choose which charity you want to give that item to. Check which charity supports which cause. It’ll be a no-brainer when you have a cause that's important to your heart! 


Did you know?


At Kamakhyaa, we provide a Pay Back option for the items that are purchased & returned back to us. Depending on the quality of the item, you may be eligible for a store credit for 20% to 70% of the purchase price. We make certain that these items are donated, repurposed, or upcycled properly :)


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