composting old clothes

Rake4LeavesApril 11, 2010

I have a pair of "holey" silk pants, that is beyond repair.

Has anyone toss in the compost pile any fabric, clothes

made of 100% cotton or silk? I'd cut off the manufacturer's label.

Color is a medium green, of unknown dye ingredients.

I thought that the pants could beplaced at the very bottom

of a new pile.

Thanks in advance.

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Wool, silk and cotton will decompose....It was once living.

I work as a volunteer in a rescue mission part time. We see very few pure animal or plant fibre clothing articles today. We sort them out when we do to gain a few pennies more for the natural garments.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2010 at 12:11PM
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Thank you for your response. Good to know that I can toss these
pants into the c. pile instead of the landfill. Too bad they have
holes in 'em, now they fit, thanks to losing weight. Oh, well.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2010 at 5:34PM
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west_texas_peg(8a West Cen TX)

I composted a pair of shorts recently that were 80% cotton and 20% polyester...when I found them after a year the cotton had been consumed and just the polyester was left...see thru shorts. LOL I compost t-shirts, old towels, washcloths, etc.


    Bookmark   April 13, 2010 at 10:13PM
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