Over the past few months, one of the trending email topics is re-purposed and recycle clothes. Inspired by contents from The North Face, Patagonia and more, here are ways you can declutter your closet by re-purposing and recycling clothes with sweet rewards.
accept: any brands / any conditions (garment-collecting boxes in all stores)
reward: 10% off your next purchase
accept: Patagonia used clothes / any conditions (mail back or drop in retail stores) – but wait, you can ask them to repair the clothes. You might not need to recycle 😉
reward: feel good that your Patagonia garment is not in the landfill
Patagonia (trade it in)
accept: Patagonia garments and gears that function perfectly
reward: credits that can be used in Patagonia retail stores
bonus: check out Patagonia worn wear
The North Face
accept: any brands / any conditions
reward: earn a $10 reward toward your next purchase of $100 or more
accept: old denim jeans
reward: get $20 off a new pair of jeans
accept: all clothes, any brand, any condition
reward: for every bag you drop off, you will receive a discount card for 15% off for next in-store purchase. They often remind their customers about this recycling program in the marketing emails. They are very serious about this.
retailers partner with Blue Jeans Go Green
accept: old jeans
reward: depends on the retailer. For 2018 program, Frame, J. Crew, True Religiou and Madewell partners with Blue Jeans Go Green. They offer various rewards. Blue Jeans Go Green regularly release news on new participating retailers in the newsletter. Here is an example of the newsletter on the participation of Rag & bon. Sign up with their newsletter to get the news on latest participating retailers.
There are other recycling programs offer by retailers. Here is the post that lists some of the cool ones.