Your Donated Socks Can Become a Cozy Dog Bed

A cream-colored pug dog sitting between someone's stockinged feet.
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If you’re decluttering your closet for spring, you can donate your old socks to a company that turns them into comfy dog beds.

SmartWool started the Second Cut Project on Earth Day (April 22), which encourages people to donate their old socks. Socks are some of the hardest pieces of clothing to recycle (only 12% of clothing gets recycled, anyway), so they often end up in landfills.

SmartWool wants to put a stop to that, so it accepts clean socks from any brand, in any condition, then makes new items out of them, like dog beds.

To participate, just take your old socks to a designated drop-off location in your state now through May 2. If you don’t have a drop-off location nearby, you can get a free mailer with any SmartWool purchase.

Just put your socks inside and mail them to the company so they can become a cozy dog bed. Unlike the in-person drop-offs, the mail-in program will continue indefinitely.

Have some other items you want to recycle? Check out our handy guide on what you can recycle and where to take it.

[Via Good News Network]

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