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Locations marked with a "*" are run by the County of Santa Barbara, creators of LessIsMore.org.
Textile Waste Solutions
549 West Betteravia Road, Units C & D Santa Maria, CA
(805) 739-1016 (factory)
Administrative offices: 439 Arroyo Road, Santa Barbara 93110, (805) 277-0742, fax (805)967-7222. Factory location in Santa Maria. Accepts clothing, bedding, belts, and shoes from thrift stores and clothing stores and ships some of this material overseas to be reused. Other textiles are cut into rags and used for industrial purposes. A small percentage of the defective clothing, e.g. clothing that is missing buttons, has tears and manfacturing defects, is shipped to "fiber converters' who shred the defective clothing and convert the material into carpet padding or upholstery. Also accepts shoes that are shipped to less developed countries for reuse or processed for use as upholstery.