Manufacturer, Retailer and Other Take-Back Programs
Options for recycling textiles abound! In addition to permanent collection sites and special collection events, other options are available to you for giving unwanted clothing and footwear a second life.
The following clothing and footwear manufacturers and retailers operate their own take-back programs for textiles:
H&M Don’t Let Fashion Go To Waste – Clothing only; any brand
Levi's – Bring in your unwanted clothing or shoes to any US Levi's store or outlet for recycling, and get a 20% off voucher.
Northface – Clothing and Shoe Recovery Program
Patagonia Common Threads – Patagonia clothing only
Puma Bring Me Back – Clothing and shoes; any brand
Nike Reuse-A-Shoe - Athletic Shoes Only; Any Brand
Reformation - Clothing Recovery Program
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Also check out these innovative programs:
threadUP - Order a bag to fill with like-new women's, juniors, and kids clothing. Receive up to 80% of the resale value in the form of shopping credit or cash through PayPal.
yerdle - Give away not only clothes, but also household goods, and receive credits you can use to claim items other people have posted.
The following items can be donated in any condition (torn, worn, stained, missing buttons, broken zippers, etc.) as long as they are clean, dry, and odorless.
Footwear (in pairs):
- Heels (wedges, pumps)
- Flip Flops
- Boots (work boots, dress boots, winter boots)
- Tops (T-shirts, blouses, shirts, tank tops)
- Outerwear (coats, jackets, blazers)
- Bottoms (pants, slacks, jeans, sweatpants, skirts, shorts)
- Bags (pocketbooks, backpacks, duffle bags, totes)
- Dish cloths
- Cloth napkins
- Table linens
- Throw rugs
- Halloween costumes
- Sports jerseys
- Pet clothing
- Textile scraps greater than 1’x1’