One of the easiest ways to be a conscious consumer is to recycle old clothes. Did you know that Americans donate only about 15% of their used clothing each year, while the remainder of those garments, a whopping 10.5 million tons, are stuffed into landfills where they then decompose for 30-40 years? Here are the 5 nationwide retailers making it easy for you to stop the landfill in it’s tracks.
Drop it like it’s hot
H&M actually is pushing forward a lot of sustainability programs, one of which is their clothing donation drop off program. Go to any H&M location to drop off your old duds and get 20% off your next purchase.
North Face wants you to Clothes The Loop by enabling you to recycle old clothes at any North Face retail location and receive $20 off your purchase of $100 or more.
Eileen Fisher is the queen of conscious fashion brands. They believe in recycling EVERYTHING in your closet, and their retail locations accept donations and give you $5 off your purchase for every item you donate.
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With Madewell and American Eagle, so does your jeans. takes your old denim duds and gives them new life as housing insulation! We love that clothing can be so versatile. Plus, they’ll give you $20 off or $5 off a new pair of jeans, respectively. Sweet deal.
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