I have developed a sensitivity towards treating clothes respectfully. An example is I try not to throw clothing all over the floor (cleanliness aside). I was wondering if there are any sources which discuss the idea of treating clothes respectfully, as either a matter of halacha or derech eretz.
I am coming from various sources that I have seen which seem to indicate that clothing is something to treat properly. For example:
Dovid HaMelech was punished (see Rashi ad. loc) for cutting King Shaul's clothing. Despite the fact that one could argue this was because the clothes belonged to the King, Chazal seem to speak in broad terms.
There seems to be great value given to clothing the naked. Hashem is praised for clothing the naked, a bracha was instituted regarding it, it's considered a mitzvah. I would think that this would attach some importance to the clothes themselves, as they're a tool to help others.
I found this teshuvah online, which says that a person shouldn't throw their clothes on the floor disrespectfully, but no source was given.
(To clarify, I'm not looking for sources specifically about clothes on the floor. That's just an example.)