It’s decluttering day, and you find yourself with piles of clothing that you know you won’t be wearing anymore...
It’s decluttering day, and you find yourself with piles of clothing that you know you won’t be wearing anymore. If you’re looking for ways to give away worn clothing other than throwing them in the trash, here are sustainable fashion brands that take back your clothing for recycling or donations. Give your clothes a new life, and be rewarded with extra store credit and a sustainable contribution to reducing waste. Learn more about how these brands are sustainable on the ConsiderBeyond app.
Re/Done offers a resale program called Re/Sell where you can sell your pieces for store credit. Take photos of your products, set your own price, and post them to Re/Done. If your piece is sold to the buyer, you get store credits worth 80% of your selling price.
Born: Los Angeles, CA
About: RE/DONE creates one-of-a-kind luxury designs with a commitment to sustainability and circular fashion at its core.
Offline Stores: West Hollywood, Malibu, Hamptons, Miami, Paris
Photo by Re/Done, Re/Done Store in Miami
2) For Days
For Days makes 100% of their products recyclable. Every time you buy their circular products, you can earn Closet Cash which you can use for your next purchase. The brand's Take Back Bag program also helps you clean out your closet. Order a Take Back Bag, and send unwanted clothes back to For Days using the prepaid shipping label. Your old clothes will be recycled by the brand's recycling partners and you will get an instant $20 Closet Cash to use.
Born: Los Angeles, CA
About: For Days was born with a mission to make 100% recyclable fashion in a zero-waste system.
Photo by For Days
3) Mud Jeans
Mud Jeans runs a Lease a jeans program where you can lease a pair or a multiple of jeans for 12 months with a monthly fee. After 12 months, you can decide to keep the jeans or send them back which will be recycled into a new pair of jeans. You can also get a discount on the monthly fee by sending your old jeans. Lease a pair of jeans here.
About: MUD Jeans one is a denim brand with a B Corp certification. The brand makes jeans that contain 40% post-consumer recycled denim and Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS) certified cotton.
Video by MUD Jeans
Use the Pact’s Give Back Box® if you want to give away clothes you don’t wear anymore (even those that are not from Pact) to nonprofit local charities. You can grab a cardboard box or reuse the box your Pact order came in, then print out a pre-addressed shipping label. The box will head to one of the five local charities that are part of the Give Back Box® program. Find out how the donation process works here. Available in the US.
Born: United States
About: Pact is a fashion brand that also offers the option to offset the carbon footprint of your shipment.
Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people can transform the world - Howard Zinn
Patagonia buys back your used Patagonia products through their Worn Wear program, and you can use the credit you receive toward purchases in Patagonia retail or online stores. Recrafted and repaired Patagonia clothes are also available for purchase at Worn wear Patagonia. Find out more and shop vintage Patagonia here.
Madewell Do Well is Madewell’s initiative in partnership with ThredUP to extend the lifespan of your clothes. Order a Clean Out Kit or a shipping label to send your old pair of denim, t-shirts, and other items or you can simply drop them off in-store. The clothes you send will get listed on Madewell Forever to find a buyer. Jeans may go through the Cotton's Blue Jeans Go Green Program. Clothes that did not make the cut for reselling, will be recirculated via thredUP's rescue program.
Find out more and shop at Madewell Forever here.