We all have t-shirts and they’re awesome for a time and then they’re not. But what to do with old t-shirts?
If you have t-shirts that you’re thinking of throwing out, can we offer some ethical fashion tips for you?
Firstly, if they’re in great condition – consider selling or giving them to an online thrift store for further use.
If not, then check out some great ideas to stop you from adding them to landfill.
What To Do With Old T-Shirts: 8 Awesome Ideas
Let Your Dog Have Them
Now, your dog probably won’t look great in a t-shirt but if you tear them a little, knot them up a bit, then boom!
You have a dog toy that any dog would be proud to play with!
Put Them To Bed
Literally! You can always make pillow cases out of an old t-shirt, in fact, some of our favorite t-shirts have found new life that way.
But you can also make a pillow out of them – as this woman did.
Let Them Do They Heavy Lifting
You can also turn some t-shirts into a backpack and it’s super easy to do.
Shred them, braid the strands together and then knot them together and you have a stylish backpack that will look great anywhere.
Make Them Into New T-Shirts
Of course, if they’re still in reasonable shape – you just don’t like the look of the shirt anymore, you could always grant your t-shirts a form of rebirth.
Yes, you could tie dye them and present your best hippie vibe and it’s a lot of fun to do the dyeing.
Let Them Be The Ground You Stand On
No, not in a landfill – we’re not throwing them out here.
What we are talking about is rendering them down into fibers and then turning them into a cute and hard-wearing rug for use anywhere in your home.
Hang Them From The Wall
Well, hang them anyway.
You can take those t-shirts and separate out the threads, braid them a bit, and then make your own stylish wall hanging from the fabric – like this one.
Wrap Your Wrists In Them
This is super easy.
Slice the t-shirts into thin strips and then make yourself some cool friendship bracelets out of them.
Go All Easter Bunny On Them
We’re not sure why we associate baskets with the Easter Bunny but we do.
Anyway, you can always learn to turn t-shirt yarn into baskets and it’s surprisingly easy – find some lessons here.
Final Thoughts On Old T-Shirts
Recycling is a vital part of ethical fashion and we hope that we’ve given you some great ideas of what to do with old t-shirts.
We’d also urge you to buy recycled fashion in the future if you can too – like these recycled shoes.
Then you know you’re doing the best for the planet, all the time.
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