As temperatures continue to drop and you pull your sweaters out of storage, don't toss the ones with holes! Remember, you could always make a wine cozy or a flower vase from the sleeves (if you're feeling crafty) and then you can send the rest of the sweater off to be recycled ... Or, if you're not feeling crafty, send the whole thing to be recycled.
Kristin, a reader at the Kitchn, just sent this tip:
As you pull out those old, favorite wool and cashmere sweaters, if you see any that have holes in them, send them our way. We're not asking for good sweaters - give those to homeless shelters or resale shops - we just want your hole-y, damaged, shrunken sweaters. We are going to recycle them into rugs, but don't want to take good sweaters away from people that need them.
So send those hole-y, shrunken sweaters to:
PO Box 2603
Glen Burnie, Maryland 21060-2603
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