Donate Materials

Don’t let the scrap textiles from manufacturing facilities, upholstery businesses, roadside billboards, signs and banners, become part of our landfills. Donate them to us and we’ll re-imagine and re-purpose them into something beautiful for you or someone else.

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types of textiles we can upcycle

Dream big and think outside the box—we’d love to talk about what we could re-purpose. The primary types of materials that we regularly use to create high-end designs are:

  • Nylon

  • 3D Knit

  • Wool

  • Leather

  • Upholstery Fabric

  • Seatbelts

  • Apparel Textiles

  • And notions, zippers, strap material, etc.

  • Cones of thread in every color

  • Other high quality material that we can upcycle

How much can you donate?

As much as you can! In order for our partnership to as beneficial as possible, we have some minimum quantities in order to donate, but beyond that we love to save as much as possible from the landfill.

  • At least 3 yards

  • And/or enough to make 50 upcycled items

  • We love regular partners that provide us with materials we can count on throughout the year too!
    Contact us to explore if what you have could work!

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Some restrictions

It’s important that we use only high quality materials because we believe our customers deserve the best products representing what’s possible when we work together to live sustainably.

  • Rolls of textile are preferred over loose scraps

  • Material must be high-quality and sturdy with plenty of life left in it

  • A Public Thread team member will evaluate and advise you on what can be upcycled

  • Please no used clothing, old fabrics with stains or materials that are not able to be repurposed

Be a hero

Rest better at night knowing that you’ve taken a step towards sustainability. We love to talk with groups, students, other businesses, entrepreneurial support organizations and friends across the community to talk about why we do what we do, to share our story and make connections to other industries, organizations, businesses and partners that can grow our network and impact! Thank you for caring about who makes your products and what the impact is on our planet! Cheers!

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Let’s talk

Start a conversation with us about upcycling. Tell us what your situation is and what textiles you work with and we’ll tell you how we can help you make a difference.

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