Keep Fabrics Out of Landfills

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Keep Fabrics Out of Landfills

Have you ever wondered what happens to your discarded clothes? It is estimated that Malaysians produce almost 2,000 tonnes* of textile waste a day. That old t-shirt or pair of jeans that you plan to throw away makes up of 5%** of solid waste that ends up in our landfills. Why is this an issue?

As textile waste decompose it releases methane, a harmful greenhouse gas that is a significant contributor to global warming. Dyes and chemicals present in fabric and other components of clothing and shoes can leach into the soil, contaminating our rivers, waterways and possibly water used for our personal consumption.

Kloth Cares aims to address the challenges with fabric/textile waste by launching Kloth Cares 188 Fabric Recycling Campaign. Join the movement and find out how you can contribute to Keep Fabrics Out of Landfills.

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*Source : Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Waste Management Conference and Exhibition,2012

**Source : SWCorp, 2018

Kloth Cares 188 Fabric Recycling Campaign

We initiated our first Kloth Cares Fabric Recycling Movement on 22.2.2016, with the theme Keeping Fabrics Out of Landfills. It has been 18 months since our first fabric recycling exercise and we have collected over 18 000 kg of various types of fabrics with the help of our 33 corporate partners.

Therefore, we would like to achieve this milestone by launching Kloth Cares 188 Fabric Recycling Campaign on 18.8.2018. Together with our current and future partners, we aim to achieve a new target collection of 188, 888 kg of fabrics … in the span of just 18 months!

We shall have a new record of unwanted fabrics collected by 18 February 2020, equivalent to more than 1 000 000 pieces of t-shirts!

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KLOTH CARES Fabric Collection

48,807kg

fabrics collected to date

5

months since the launch of the Kloth Cares 188 Fabrics Recycling Campaign

47

great organizations and partners have embraced Kloth Cares recycling campaign

69

Kloth Cares Bins, as of to date are placed in various locations in Klang Valley for the fabrics recycling campaign

Kloth Cares 5R Principles

You will have to play YOUR part in this campaign

RETHINK

Always rethink on whether you really need that piece of clothing.

REDUCE

Fabric from our landfills by putting your unwanted fabrics into the Kloth Cares Bins

REUSE

Now that you have bought it, how many times can you wear it.

REPURPOSE

If it is worn out and you don’t want to wear it anymore, change it into something else; like a bag, blanket, or cleaning cloth.

RECYCLE

Or you can drop your unwanted clothes off in our Kloth Cares Bins and we will sort it out for you.

Who We Are

Background

We are a Malaysian social entrepreneurship movement, initiated by three young minds who just want to Keep Fabrics Out of Landfills. Kloth Cares was formed under the Kloth Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. umbrella brand which was founded on 11.12.13.

Our Partners

In support of circular economy, we have formed a strong partnership with; Life Line Clothing Malaysia (LLCM) and Selangor Youth Community (SAY), who are as passionate as we are in Giving New Life to Fabrics by staying true to Kloth Cares' 5R principles; Rethink, Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose and Recycle.

Our Mission

Together with our founding partners, we aim to be amongst the pioneers that drive the urban mining movement in Malaysia, under structured urban mining practices, that will in time Keep Fabrics Out of Landfills while fostering a sustainable way of life for the Bangsa Malaysia!

Kloth Cares 5R Principles

We will play OUR part in this campaign

RETHINK

We will rethink on how to sort unwanted fabrics collected from our Kloth Cares Bins.

REDUCE

Fabric from our landfills by putting your unwanted fabrics into the Kloth Cares Bins

REUSE

Fabrics in good condition are distributed to bundle shops and given to those in need.

REPURPOSE

Suitable and sizeable fabrics are cut up to make industrial cleaning cloth.

RECYCLE

The rest of the unwanted fabrics are reengineered to fuel cement kiln.