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We deliver your donation in the right place for a sustainable lifestyle.

For the Environment

  • Keeping clothes out of landfills
  • Reducing the environmental impact of the production of new clothes
  • Supporting green innovations in the developing world
  • Lessening the burden of waste collection for municipalities

For People

  • Supporting our communities
  • Funding sustainable development projects
  • Educating the public about recycling
  • Partnering with local organizations.
Maya R Prajapati

Jan Akanksha-a bridge between donors and needy people

It has rightly been said that No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. We just throw away our old clothes, just because they become a little bit outdated for us or our taste keeps on changing. It is also seen several times that people just throw them at some corner of their house to gather dust and leave them to occupy space in your house. Instead of all this, we should think that these old clothes could help somebody in need. We can also contribute in making their festive season more colourful, joyful and full of brightness.

Mrs. Maya R. Prajapati

Why we think for donating clothes

Few reasons you should donate your old clothes instead of throwing them away.

Environmental effects by Textile dump.

When you donate your clothes, you are saving the environment from a lot of harm. According to the EPA, it costs $45 on average per ton to dispose of waste in a landfill. Clothing that sits in landfill releases toxic greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane into the environment when they break down. Lastly, making new clothes takes hundreds of gallons of water, and the production of new textiles accounts for 10% of all carbon emissions on the planet. All of these things can be avoided if you donate your clothes for reuse. If you’re not using it, put it back into circulation. Your clothing donation will help you do something good for the environment, for others, and in the end, for yourself.

Clothing Donation Reduces Landfills

If more consumers opted to reuse or repurpose their clothes or donate them so that they can start their second life someplace else, it could have a very positive effect on the environment. One of the bigger problems that the world is facing today is textile-waste. Compared to the year 2000, the average consumer today buys 60% more items of clothing but keeps those items for half as long. Seeing how only a small percentage of clothing is donated or recycled, most of these textiles are taken to the landfills. The problem here is that landfills aren’t only destroying the aesthetic appeal of a neighborhood, they add to our pollution levels. Decomposing textiles emit toxins that are released into the air and water and are polluting our environment. The bigger our landfills, the higher the levels of pollution.

Clothing Donation Save Water

Now, to produce new clothes, the fashion industry uses inordinate amounts of water. Take for example cotton, it is a popular material used in textile production, and it’s a plant that’s highly water intensive. Secondly, clothing donation saves water by protecting it from polluting chemicals. Think back to the huge landfills and the toxins released by textiles. When the rain falls on those landfills, the water rinses out the chemicals, and together they accumulate at the base of the landfill, eventually finding their way down to the groundwater. On the other hand, we have clothes made of synthetic materials, namely nylon. Not only does the production of nylon involve great greenhouse gas emissions, but nylon breaks down in the washing machines and causes a buildup of microplastics in our water systems.

It Helps Us Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

The more dangerous chemicals released by decomposing textiles in the landfills are carbon dioxide and methane, both very potent greenhouse gasses that add to the global warming crisis. The production of new clothes creates problems as well. The fashion industry is estimated to be contributing to around 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions that’s well above the travel and tourism industries. The production of new clothes requires a lot of water and a lot of power. The more power you need, the bigger the emissions of greenhouse gases. If the fashion industry continues in the manner of “business per usual,” and if the consumers keep buying then quickly discarding of new clothing, continuing with the fast fashion trend, gas emissions will continue to rise and our environment will continue to be polluted. Clothing donation will ensure that all the water and energy that was used in the creation of new garments will not simply go to waste. The longer used clothing is in circulation, the fewer clothes will be produced and discarded at landfills.
Environmental Benefits of Donating Clothing : Do Something Good for You, for others and for the Sustainable Environment.

Cloth collection campaign

When you do things for others, something good happens for you too. Doing a good deed like donating your old clothes will make you feel good because you’re doing something for a worthy cause. You’re getting rid of the clutter in your home and helping others at the same time.
Delhi and Mumbai

Generous Donation Drives

Jan Akanksha teams makes it super easy for you to organize collection drives at your society, workplace, tech park, school etc. Just follow the below steps and we will make sure that your donations reach the place they are most needed.

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What Happens to Your Used Clothing?

Even though you don’t want your old clothes anymore, it’s almost guaranteed that someone else will. There are many people in need of usable clothing. There are disaster victims, underprivileged people, and children in need of clothing, and your donations can help. When you throw away your clothes, they have no chance of reaching people who need them the most.

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