take-back programs

Aeon Row: American-Made, Zero-Waste Clothing You Can Actually Afford

FASHION REVIVAL “I started researching eco-fabrics [and] became captivated by how affordable revived fabric was in relation to other eco-fabrics,” he told Ecouterre. “I…

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Inditex, Zara's Owner, Announces Plan to "Close the Loop" on Fashion

The world’s largest apparel retailer wants to close the loop on fashion. Cribbing a page from H&M’s playbook, Inditex is teaming up with Lenzing, the Austrian textile…

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H&M Enlists M.I.A. to Collect 1,000 Tons of Used Clothing

One of the best things to come out of H&M’s sustainability push is its garment take-back program. Despite spanning all 3,900 of its stores in 61 markets worldwide, however,…

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Levi's, Goodwill Making It Easier to Donate Clothing This Holiday Season

Levi Strauss wants to make it easier for its customers to donate used clothing and shoes this holiday season. In collaboration with Give Back Box, the denim giant is supplying free…

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H&M Debuts New Denim Styles Made From Recycled Garments

WORN AGAIN H&M broke ground in 2012 by becoming the first apparel company to launch a clothing take-back program across all 48 of its markets worldwide. With an eye on limiting…

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Speedo Makes Closed-Loop Swimwear From Its Own Upcycled Scraps

Speedo is closing the loop, one swimsuit at a time. Together with Aquafil, the Italian manufacturer behind the Econyl line of regenerated (not to mention “endlessly…

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The North Face Wants to Recycle 100,000 Pounds of Textiles

Clothing recycling just got a whole lot easier, thanks to a nationwide roll-out of “Clothes the Loop,” a take-back/recycling program designed by The North Face to divert…

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H&M, Kering, Worn Again Team Up to Close the Loop on Textiles

Photo by Shutterstock H&M and Kering are ready to close the loop on textiles. The world’s second-largest fashion retailer linked arms with the French luxury conglomerate on…

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Fashion Project Turns Clothing Donations Into Force for Good

Online clothing shopping is an endless world of opportunities. Nowadays, there are countless websites and even mobile apps where you can buy, sell, and even trade with others online.…

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At Sweden's Filippa K, Sustainability is the Guide to Fashion Growth

Swedish design brand Filippa K launched three new inspiring sustainability concepts last week that truly consider the environmental implications of their designs. These new concepts…

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Benedict Cumberbatch Wants You to Give Up Your Clothes for Charity

Brace yourself, Cumberbabes and bitches: Benedict Cumberbatch just pulled a Mr. Darcy. No, the Sherlock actor isn’t angling for a part in another adaptation of Pride and…

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The "Rag Bag" Encourages Shoppers to Donate Unwanted Clothes

Donate something old every time you buy something new—that’s the philosophy behind the “Rag Bag,” a dual-function shopping carrier designed to make it easy for…

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Olivia Wilde, A.K.A. "Princess Layers," Wants You to Recycle Your Clothes

You don’t have to leap over tall buildings in a single bound to be a superhero. Actress Olivia Wilde, in her crime-fighting guise of Princess Layers, has teamed up with H&M…

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H&M Launches First Products Derived From Garment-Recycling Initiative

CRADLE TO CRADLE Available in stores in February, the upcoming range comprises 20 percent recycled cotton, which H&M says is the maximum amount that can be currently used without…

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Goodwill San Francisco Launches Tech-Enabled Textile-Recycling Bin

Goodwill of San Francisco has launched what it’s calling the world’s first tech-enabled textile-recycling bin. Designed to make donating clothes, shoes, household linens,…

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San Francisco Launches City-Wide Zero-Waste Textile Recycling Initiative

Photo by Shutterstock San Francisco is about to get even greener. Although the California city diverts about 80 percent of its waste from landfills, it still bins than 39 million pounds…

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Levi Strauss Unveils Dockers "Wellthread" Process for Sustainable Sourcing

On Wednesday night, Levi Strauss disrupted fast fashion by unveiling its Eureka Innovation Lab with the launch of Dockers Wellthread, a product development process and men’s line that…

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Aveda's "Full Circle" Recycling Program Saves Packaging From Landfills

Next week, eco-friendly beauty care giant Aveda will kick off its new Full Circle recycling program. Coinciding with their Cradle-to-Cradle design philosophy, the program will invite…

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