Developed by the Secondary Materials & Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) and the Council for Textile Recycling (CTR) in support of the MassDEP Textile Recovery Initiative, these materials are designed to help Massachusetts cities and towns promote textile recovery and stage successful textile collection events.
- Textile Recovery Initiative Media Relations Guide
Learn how to plan, announce and interest reporters in your municipality's textile collection event or program. Includes an "Elements of Newsworthiness" appendix.
- Textile Recovery Initiative Fact Sheet
This handout tells the story of textile recovery by the numbers and discusses how donation of used apparel, shoes and other textiles benefits society, the economy and the environment.
- Textile Collection Event Media Templates
A Microsoft Word document providing customizable fill-in-the-blank media advisory, news release, op-ed piece and radio public service announcement (PSA) templates for local use.
- Collection Event Flyer Template
A colorful handout/poster to promote a local event.
- List of Acceptable Materials
This handout emphasizes that donations of most clean, dry and odorless clothing, footwear and other textiles are welcome by both charities and for-profit material processors.