Did you guys know that since the opening, with very limited staff, we still kept over 2,500 pounds out of the landfills?? We fix and upcycle garments for clients and teach others how in our classes, but our designs are UPCYCLED from your damaged garments!

Moving forward, we will keep our updated RETHINK Trash Talk list posted here on the blog!

The following are the list of CLEAN damaged/unwanted garments/supplies we are able to accept for upcycling at RETHINK Tailoring. If you have something, just e-mail us at so we can control the incoming pace of donations:

-Jeans (all colors) and khakis
-Sweaters (with holes=even better: practice for students in sweater repair class)
-Button-up shirts/blouses (even 100% poly blouses)
-T-shirts and white undershirts (good condition and damaged condition)

-Broken jewelry/orphaned earrings
-Questionable condition portable sewing machines
-Sewing supplies/yarn scraps
-Leftover jewelry supplies
-Leftover polyfil stuffing
-Buckles from worn out shoes
-Sewing books for future library
-Sewing Patterns
-Altoids Tins
-Large scraps of posterboard

*Items that are a case by case basis right now: damaged vintage, sheets and quilts, so just email us ( on those. We don’t want to collect more than we can use!

Please share if you can!

XOXO The Upcyclers


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