What items can be recycled?
Most textiles and fabrics, whether loose material or garments, and any footwear
Are there any items that can’t be recycled?
We cannot recycle sleeping bags or tents, rucksacks fabric fragments, ski boots/ice skates, blankets or pillows
Do I have to wash the garment before bringing it in?
We can’t accept anything that’s heavily soiled, and ask that all products deposited are clean and dry but we do take garments in almost any condition
What happens to product after they’ve been deposited?
If it’s wearable, it will be reused. Extending the lifetime of clothing and shoes achieves the biggest positive impact. Here’s why:
- Wearable clothing remains in its original form for as long as possible
- Clothing is sold to second-hand markets in 90 different countries
- Garments are given a second life whilst saving valuable resources, thus preserving the environment
If it’s unwearable, it can still be recycled. This is achieved through open and closed loop recycling processes. What’s the difference?
Open Loop Recycling:
- Fibres become products for many industries, e.g. insulation and product for the car industry
Closed Loop Recycling:
- Recycled fibres are used for the production of yarns for new textiles, in a unique textile-to-textile process
What condition does the item have to be in?
Any condition is fine, provided it’s clean, dry and not heavily soiled
Do you accept footwear?
Yes – any type of paired footwear can be recycled except ice skates and ski boots
How much does it cost?
Good news! Recycling your gear in-store is completely free so you can help us work towards zero-waste at zero cost