780, boulevard Dollard, Outremont (Québec) H2V 3G5
Breathe new life into your old clothes!
To support students who will be going on a community trip to Ecuador, Collège Stanislas is mobilizing for a grand clothing and textile drive. Families, friends, get involved and drop off your clothes on November 30 from 7:30 to 4:30, directly at the College located at 780, boul. Dollard, Outremont (Québec) H2V 3G5.
This community trip aims to confront students at Collège Stanislas in Outremont with a very different life-style. For 9 days this year (as in the three previous years), they will live with families from rural communities in Ecuador.
Every day, they will work with the inhabitants of the community in tasks that make it possible to develop this village. At the same time, they will discover the culture of the inhabitants, mainly farmers. Various visits are organized to better understand the cultural and economic realities of the region.
Every year, activities are organized to raise funds. The money collected is used to finance the materials used to carry out the work, decided collectively by the inhabitants of the village.
Accepted equipment: All the clothing for men, women and children, handbags, scarves, hats, gloves, furs, shoes, sheets, towels, curtains, leather accessories, as well as toys in good condition. We only accept what is in good condition and can be reused. Heavily soiled and dirty clothing will be removed before weighing. The Super Recyclers are not able to accept pillows, carpets and skates.
The Super Recyclers mobilize the community around an eco-socio-responsible movement to finance concrete projects through the collection of used clothing. The more young people, parents and the community get involved, the more it pays.
Why recycle clothing and textiles?
- 190,000 tonnes of textiles are thrown away by Quebecers every year. Why not let your daycare centre benefit from that?
- 2500 litres of water are used to produce a cotton t-shirt; for a pair of jeans, it is 11,000 litres.
- It takes 1 to 5 years for wool gloves or socks to decompose. For leather shoes, from 25 to 40 years, and textiles, from 100 to 500 years.