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There are so many resources available on the Internet that it may seem overwhelming. These sources are a sample of the organizations, exchanges, and businesses that can point you in the right direction.

Bro-Tex Inc.
St. Paul, Minn., U.S.A.
800 328 2282, +1 651 645 5721
Shreds fabric scraps for use in textile production

Green Recycling Network (GRN)
Website offers exchange or trade of products, including textiles

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI)
Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
+1 202 662 8500
Member companies process, broker, and consume scrap commodities

Recycling International
A publication focused on the international recycling market. Includes information on recovered textiles, technology and products, trade shows, conventions, politics, the economy, market analysis and business news.

Recycler’s World RecycleNet Corp.
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.
+1 801 531 0404
Exchange website offers free listing for recyclable products, including textiles

Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART)
Falls Church, Va., U.S.A.
+1 703 538 1000
Member companies grade and sort mixed post-consumer textiles for the wiping materials and used clothing markets.

Textile Fibers and By-Products Association
Griffin, Ga., U.S.A.
+1 770 412 2325
For dealers and processors in the textile by-products business

Textile FiberSpace Exchange (TFE) index.html
Website exchange service for the trade of textile products and services

Textile Recycling Association
Maidstone, Kent, U.K.
+1 44 0870 042 8276
Member companies are textile recyclers and wiping cloth manufacturers

Waste Exchange of Europe
Pencoed, Bridgend, U.K.
+1 01656 86 88 86
A network of free online waste exchanges trading recyclable materials and secondary

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