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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. 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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Levi's Cropped Jeans ($148)

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Signature by Levi Strauss & Co Totally Shaping Pull On Skinny Jeans ($29.99)

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Levi's Selvedge Shorts ($98)

2. 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.

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H&M Short Sweatshirt ($17.99) ($9.99)

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H&M Captain's Cap ($17.99)

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H&M Suede Slip-on Shoes ($59.99)

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H&M Wide-cut Pull-on Pants ($24.99)

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H&M Short Faux Fur Jacket ($59.99) ($44.99)

3. 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.

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Madewell Cotton Denim Jacket ($118)

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Madewel Ribbed Ruffle Pullover Knit Top ($75) ($34.97)

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Madewell Pleated Wide Leg Pants ($98)

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Madewell Skinny Overalls ($148)

4. 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.

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Kiehl's Hair Mask ($25)

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5. 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.

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The North Face Raincoat ($180)

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The North Face Crescent Hooded Pullover ($99)

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The North Face Aconcagua II Down Vest ($99)

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The North Face Gotham II Down Parka ($249)

Do you have a favorite eco-friendly brand? Let us know what it is in the comments below!

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