I have many scarves (if you hadn't already noticed). Since I am of South Asian descent, our colorful ethnic outfits (called salwar kameez) each come with a matching scarf. While I will get rid of outfits, I usually hang on to the scarves for repurposing. How green of me ;-).
Now if only I could figure out that darn sewing machine, I could save even more items from being thrown away....I swear it hates me :(.