5 Retailers That Will Reward You For Recycling Your Old, Used Clothes

5 Retailers That Will Reward You For Recycling Your Old, Used Clothes
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With spring being all about new beginnings, there’s no better time to get your wardrobe in check. If you’re looking for a little incentive to clean out your closet, we’re here to give you one: some of your favorite brands offer recycling programs!

At Style Salute, we always try to put sustainability at the core of everything we do.

Being the eco-style detectives we are, not only do we share what brands are leading sustainable and eco-friendly practices, but we are also always on the hunt for how we can help you be more eco-conscious about your decisions. Today, we’re letting you in on the forward-thinking brands that offer sweet reward-based recycling programs for your used clothing.

Let’s face it: throwing away clothes is not smart. Many of the products and possessions we throw away contain bad chemicals that can be detrimental to the environment. Luckily, many of our favorite retailers are enhancing their corporate social responsibility by ensuring a hassle-free recycling process.

How? It’s all about recycling, and we’re super into it.

Here’s how it works: you wear your clothes, you love clothes, and when you’re tired of the clothes, you get a sweet reward. (read: big discounts!)

Intrigued? Keep reading to discover five retailers that reward you for recycling your old clothing.

1. The North Face

Being an outdoor gear specialist, it’s only natural that The North Face puts all its recycled clothing towards nature conservation. It’s Clothes The Loop Program encourages people to drop off unwanted clothing and footwear (any condition, any brand) at one of their our stores and in return, you get a $10 reward coupon toward your next purchase of $100 or more at The North Face.

The North Face Base Camp Duffel Moonlight Ivory Scratch Print Moonlight Ivory
The North Face Base Camp Duffel Moonlight Ivory Scratch Print Moonlight Ivory($159)
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The North Face Base Camp Duffel Moonlight Ivory Scratch Print Moonlight Ivory
The North Face Base Camp Duffel Moonlight Ivory Scratch Print Moonlight Ivory ($159.99)
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The North Face NF0A3JRN Women's Aconcagua Vest II, TNF White - M
The North Face NF0A3JRN Women’s Aconcagua Vest II, TNF White – M ($99)
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The North Face Base Camp Duffel-Large, TNF Black,
The North Face Base Camp Duffel-Large, TNF Black, ($145)
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2. Levi’s

Levi’s will recycle virtually any clothing and shoes from any brand. Any consumer who brings an item of clothing to recycle will receive a voucher for 20 percent off a single, regular-priced Levi’s item in-store. I:CO, Levi’s clothing collection partner, will ensure that the discarded garments and footwear are re-worn, repurposed or recycled, leaving nothing to waste.

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Cropped Jeans
Levi’s Cropped Jeans ($148)
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Indigo Sherpa Trucker Denim Jacket
Levis Indigo Sherpa Trucker Denim Jacket ($104)
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Levi's Women's 501 High Rise Shorts, Fault Line, Blue, 30
Levi’s Women’s 501 High Rise Shorts, Fault Line, Blue, 30
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Signature by Levi Strauss & Co Women's Totally Shaping Pull On Skinny Jeans, Harmony, 12 Medium
Signature by Levi Strauss & Co Women’s Totally Shaping Pull On Skinny Jeans, Harmony, 12 Medium ($29.99)
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Faux Leather Moto Jacket
Levi’s Faux Leather Moto Jacket ($88)
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Oversize Faux Shearling Lined Trucker Jacket
Levi’s Oversize Faux Shearling Lined Trucker Jacket ($128)
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3. H&M

Known to be one of the most sustainable brands in the industry, H&M’s garment collecting initiative makes a hugely positive impact. Here’s how it works: you can drop off your unwanted garments (no matter what brand and what condition) in all H&M stores across the globe, and in return H&M will give you a coupon to use toward your next purchase.

Short Sweatshirt
H&M Short Sweatshirt ($9.99)
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Patterned Wrap-front Dress
H&M Patterned Wrap-front Dress ($17.99)
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H&M - Suede Slip-on Shoes - Pink
H&M H&M – Suede Slip-on Shoes – Pink ($59.99)
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H&M - Wide-cut Pull-on Pants - Black
H&M H&M – Wide-cut Pull-on Pants – Black ($24.99)
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H&M - Short Faux Fur Jacket - Gray
H&M H&M – Short Faux Fur Jacket – Gray ($59.99)
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H&M - Jacket with Faux Fur Lining - Beige
H&M H&M – Jacket with Faux Fur Lining – Beige ($69.99)
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4. Madewell

Madewell’s Denim Donation Program takes in your old jeans and donates them to make housing insulation for Habitat for Humanity builds. For every pair of jeans you donate, Madewell will give you $20 off your next jeans purchase. Now that’s a sweet reward.

Emmett Wide-Leg Crop Pants
Madewell Emmett Wide-Leg Crop Pants ($95)
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 Cotton Denim Jacket (Pinter Wash)
Madewell Cotton Denim Jacket (Pinter Wash) ($18)
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Madewell Women's Ribbed Ruffle Pullover Knit Top Gray XS
Madewell Women’s Ribbed Ruffle Pullover Knit Top Gray XS
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Madewell Women's Stripe Boucle Cardigan Oversized Sweater, X-Small
Madewell Women’s Stripe Boucle Cardigan Oversized Sweater, X-Small ($128)
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Madewell Flutter Sleeve Mini Dress for Women in Black, XXSmall
Madewell Flutter Sleeve Mini Dress for Women in Black, XXSmall ($110)
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5. Kiehl’s

Skincare brand, Kiehl’s, now provides their customers perks for recycling their used or finished products. Simply bring back an empty container of any full-size Kiehl’s product to any Kieh’s retail counter and you’ll receive a stamp card. Each time you come in with an empty container, you’ll get a stamp, and for every ten stamps you earn, you’ll be able to select a complimentary Kiehl’s Travel Collection product.

Hair Mask
Kiehl’s Hair Mask ($25)
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Ultra Facial Cream
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream ($27.50)
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Kiehl's Since 1851 Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Kiehl’s Kiehl’s Since 1851 Midnight Recovery Concentrate ($49)
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Kiehl's Since 1851 Youth Dose Eye Treatment Cream
Kiehl’s Kiehl’s Since 1851 Youth Dose Eye Treatment Cream ($39)
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Kiehl's Since 1851 Magic Elixir Hair Restructuring Concentrate with Rosemary Leaf and Avocado
Kiehl’s Kiehl’s Since 1851 Magic Elixir Hair Restructuring Concentrate with Rosemary Leaf and Avocado ($20)
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The North Face Unisex Standard Issue Beanie TNF Black/Asphalt Grey SM/MD
The North Face Unisex Standard Issue Beanie TNF Black/Asphalt Grey SM/MD
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Do you have a favorite eco-friendly brand? Let us know what it is in the comments below!

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