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 Post Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:22 pm 
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I am a pack rat. I love to give litter a new life :) . I haven't thrown out a piece of clothing in ages without ripping off the buttons and/or lace or anything else that looks like it could be re-purposed. This purge I found those pull-on leather boots that haven't seen the light of day in the last 10 years :oops:
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The leather is not very good at this point anyway. So my question is: Are those old boots just plain rubbish (incinerated here) or can I reuse the leather for crafts?
Need advice ladies!


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 Post Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:48 am 
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Hi Chrissy

I would suggest using the recycing bin at your local tip.

That way, even though you're throwing them out, at least they will be re-cycled in some way or another :D :D

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 Post Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:08 am 
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I'd give them to a charity shop Chrissy. The leather looks quite stiff so I don't think it would be any good for cutting thonging or anything.

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 Post Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:24 am 
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There is also freecycle As for charity shops, I know places like Oxfam relish items like your boots.
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 Post Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:21 am 
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They look in far too good condition to chop up. It's just as good to give something a new lease of life!

I would take them to a charity shop, as then not only will someone else get to wear them, but the charity benefits too. A double bonus!

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I'm sure someone else will love them

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 Post Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:15 pm 
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I bought some leather shoes last week and the lady said to rub beeswax into the leather to keep it looking nice - it may be worth a try with those boots (it may work) to revive the leather (it may not work)


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