Just Say No to Free T-Shirts

Many secondhand stores are bursting with t-shirts, especially single-use promotional shirts you’d get at events like races, conferences, sporting events, or fundraisers. Inspired by research we came across from the OR Foundation, we explore what happens to many single-use shirts that don’t sell at thrift stores and the impact they have on clothing waste around the world.


The OR Foundation recommends four ways to to reduce the environmental impact of single-use t-shirts.

Respun buys and recycles your old t-shirts.

This TED animation video breaks down the life cycle of a t-shirt

How to make a no-sew market tote bag with your old single-use t-shirts

How to make a no-sew turban headband with a t-shirt

Three steps to make a cat tent from a t-shirt

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Thanks, it’s Thrifted is a podcast about secondhand shopping hosted by two treasure-hunting friends, @dinasdays & fatdontcrackSubscribe to the podcast.

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