Inevitably, there are things in your wardrobe that you no longer wear. It’s because it’s no longer the right size, or it’s worn out over the years. But fear not. Textile recycling is still very rare, but there are leading initiatives. Clever designers like New York-based Emily Nam can turn your old pants into dresses.UK-based company Kimai recycles gold and stones from one piece of jewelry to another. Then you have labels like Eileen Fisher and COS that accept and resell lesser used styles. Some even offer credit off your next purchase when you donate.
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You don’t have to throw away Eileen Fisher’s clothes. Since 2009, the company has collected over 1.9 million pieces of its own clothing for resale through her Renew platform.
Since 2021, Eva Joan has been refreshing vintage clothing with creative, funky décor in her downtown New York shop.
In 2021, designer Priya Ahluwalia partnered with Microsoft to launch an app that allows members of the public to donate used clothing in exchange for store credit on the brand’s e-commerce site.
This retail space specializes in turning waste into futuristic fashion by giving old clothes new life.
First launched in 2013, H&M’s clothing collection program aims to keep used clothing in circulation longer. Simply bring in your used clothing, regardless of brand or condition, and receive a thank you voucher that you can use towards your next purchase. This Swedish retailer has teamed up with I:CO to organize clothing for resale, reuse and recycling.
This upcycled clothing personal consultation service facilitates collaboration between designers and their customer community, who must meet Reture’s criteria based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals before signing up. increase.
Swedish Stocking founders Lynne Frisinger and Nadja Forsberg set up a recycling club to clean up the hosiery industry. Simply send us your old tights and stockings and receive a 10% discount on your next purchase from the brand.
Send your unwanted clothing bags to Thrift+, where the online platform will catalog and sell them in exchange for charitable donations, Farfetch credits, or both.
Launching in 2022, Balenciaga’s resale program will give the creations a second life. Available now in the US, UK, Italy, France and Singapore, you can pre-order collection items or in-store drop-offs. When you sell, you can cash out or receive 20% more store credit .
London-based brand Kimai says all jewelry is worth wearing by recycling metals, using existing stones to redesign old jewelry and creating new treasures for customers. I’m here.
London-based designer Helen Kirkum offers bespoke footwear upcycling services on her website, as well as sneaker sculpting workshops where attendees can learn how to make their own shoes. doing.
London-based ELV Denim now offers a bespoke tailor-made service to further its zero-waste production strategy while encouraging customers to buy less and better. .
American underwear brand Knickey’s recycling program takes used underwear and turns it into new materials like insulation. The person who donates gets his 15% discount on your next purchase.
Upparel is Australia’s premier textile collector from individuals and businesses. A certified B-Corp, from landfills he diverted over one million kilograms of fiber.
WeCycle collects textiles from schools, homes, offices, etc. in the TriState area and then recycles or reuses them.
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