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Many major thrift store chains including Salvation Army, Value Village, and Goodwill often sort through and resell or recycle the fabrics brought in, even if it's just a holey old shirt. "Gently worn clothes only" is a myth.

In fact, this Salvation Army website in Ontario claims that none of its donations end up in the landfill:
http://www.thriftstore.ca/central-ontario/salvation-army-thrift-store-faqs

More evidence from the Toronto Star:
http://www.thestar.com/life/homes/2012/10/09/dont_throw_those_wornout_clothes_in_the_garbage.html

This applies to Textiles.

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Added January 6, 2014.

Applies to Everywhere.

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