Some of my clothes are too worn to take to Goodwill so I recycle them in another way. From my mom's generation, we have a rag bag which I use for cleaning. If an article of clothing or towel or whatever is too worn to give away, I cut it into perfect squares or if I'm in a hurry, I just cut it
apart into 9-12 inches, it doesn't matter if there is a sleeve in it. I do remove buttons and zippers and all.Then I keep them and use them to floor mop, refrigerator clean, and window shine. Different materials are better for different jobs. I keep them in a special bag called my rag bag.