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 up to 2,000 tonnes* of textile wastes and other wearable products daily. 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, if not recycled. 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.

Say SAY #ICare and #JoinTheMovement to Keep Fabrics Out of Landfills.

*Source : Kloth Data, 2019

help overview

Kloth Cares Fabric Recycling Movement

Formed and founded on the 11th of December 2013, Kloth Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. is a Malaysian social entrepreneurship movement for keeping fabrics and plastics away from landfills through the circular economy business model. Kloth Cares Fabric Recycling Movement is an inspiration of Kloth Malaysia’s co-founders who aspire to change mindsets and to empower Malaysians to take action in keeping unwanted fabrics away from landfills. Selangor Youth Community (SAY) and Life Line Clothing Malaysia (LLCM) are the fabric movement’s founding partners in catalyzing zero fabric wastes in the landfills and instead, giving them new life and purpose.

Launched on the 18th of August, 2018 as Malaysia’s first fabric recycling movement establishment, our approach to managing fabric and textile wastes is by staying true to the 5R principles of “Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle” with our holistic approach. Kloth Cares Fabric Recycling Movement aims to divert 2, 000, 000 kg of unwanted fabrics (equivalent to 12, 000, 000 t-shirts) from ending up in the landfills. Themed #2Million2Save, this campaign will run from the launch of the movement until the 18th of February, 2021.

Kloth Cares Fabric Recycling Movement is calling Malaysians to SAY #ICare and #JoinTheMovement to keep fabrics away from landfills.

KLOTH CARES Fabric Collection

435, 268 kg

fabrics collected to date

18 Months

since the launch of the Kloth Cares Fabrics Recycling in August 2018

More than 300
Recycling Partners

have joined the movement to keep fabrics out of landfills

Over 280
Kloth Cares Bins

installed in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Negeri Sembilan and we welcome you to donate unwanted garments, clothing accessories, household textiles, footwear/ shoes, children’s toys, fabric remnants (more than 1 meter dimension) and bags

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

Kloth Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. was incorporated on 11.12.13 (December 11th, 2013) and an accredited business entity by Social Enterprise Accreditation (SE.A) under the purview of the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development (MED) for positive environmental impact. Kloth Cares Fabric Recycling Movement is an ideation by Kloth Malaysia co-founders with a clear goal; to keep fabrics out of landfills and giving them new life and purpose.

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.