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Textile Take Back Box

Textile Take Back Box

Take Back Box

Make your clothes go around again with our Take Back Box! Cleaning out your closet and want to ensure your family's old clothes don't end up in landfill?

We'll take your 100% natural fibre textiles (any brand) and make sure they're included in our textile recycling initiative. Fill your box, book the courier (or drop the box off to us), and job done! 

Please ensure the products are washed. No undergarments.

How to use your take back box:

1. Fill - Fill your box with preloved clothing, sheets and towels. Please make sure your items are clean, dry and 100% natural fibres. This box should hold approximately 12-13 kgs of textiles. 

2. Return - When you are ready send this back to us (or drop the box off to us if you're local). Please note we don't cover the courier cost of these boxes. 

3. Recycle - We take your clothes and turn them into new ones, through our fibre-to-fibre recycling programme. Learn more about closing the loop and our circularity process here.

4. Repeat - Grab another box, fill it up again and repeat the process, you are doing something great every time you do! 

Yes please: 100% cotton, merino, wool, linen, hemp, silk. This includes natural fibre blends (no synthetic blends please). Yes, you can include sheets, tea towels, and towels.

No thanks: Plastic synthetics (polyester, nylon, spandex, viscose, acrylic). Duvets, mattresses, carpets, socks, undergarments, shoes.

Dimensions: 1 Take Back Box measures 40 x 40 x 60 cm and fits approximately 12-13kg of textiles.

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If your products are end of life we appreciate it if you can remove buttons, zips, and elastics prior to sending, however, if you're not sure send them as is and we will take care of it. 

All of our orders are shipped in plastic free packaging.

We have free global shipping for all orders over $100. For orders under $100 the following rates apply.

Within NZ and AUS
$8 for NZ standard $15 to AUS and NZ Rural for all orders under $100

Rest of world
$30 for orders under $100

All of our products can be machine washed. We recommend a cold wash and line dry for minimal environmental impact.

All our products are free to return at the end of their usable life. We also accept 100% cotton from any brand to be included in our fibre-to-fibre textile recycling program. You can learn more here.

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
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92%would recommend these products
12 reviews
  • CT
    Caroline Taylor T.
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    Textile Take Back Bag - Natural Fibres Only
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    Textile Take Back Bag - Natural Fibres Only
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 minutes ago
    Great and easy!

    Loved the bag. So easy! Just put old natural fibres in it, close the bag, add the courier sticker and call the courier and it’s done!

  • MS
    Megan Stanley S.
    Verified Buyer
    Textile Take Back Box
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    Textile Take Back Box
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 months ago
    Awesome

    massive. its a little work to remove zips and elastics but I think worth it for the option to recycle things that won't be any good for reusing.

  • JM
    Jan M.
    Verified Buyer
    Textile Take Back Bag - Natural Fibres Only
    Reviewing
    Textile Take Back Bag - Natural Fibres Only
    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    5 months ago
    Feedback

    It's a great idea. I haven't filled it yet but I'm sure it will all work well.

    Unfortunately I selected the 'pick up' option and wasted an hour of my morning waiting for the 'shop' to open before finding out from the shop next door (buy them a coffee for dealing with your queries) that I could have rung the bell at any time. A note to that effect on the email that confirmed my order would have saved me time and frustration.

    Also, I love the clothes as seen online and would have bought the kowhai print Tshirt as a gift for my ex-pat daughter but it's been made up upside down and looks more like magnolias. Do let me know if you get new items made right way up (and maybe in yellow?)

    Little Yellow Bird
    5 months ago

    Hi Jan,

    Thank you for your feedback and sorry to hear you had a frustrating experience. We aren't a shop we are a warehouse that offers in-person collections. The automated email that gets sent out for people who choose to collect does say we are available for collections Mon-Fri 10am - 2pm and if you need a collection outside of these hours please contact us in advance. As a small business, we aren't able to 100% guarantee coverage 9am - 5pm which is why we ask people to contact us in advance to check that we are here or alternatively choose a shipping option. We will look into some signage options for further clarity. Hopefully there will be some prints more to your taste in the future =)

  • MD
    Meredith D.
    Verified Buyer
    Textile Take Back Bag - Natural Fibres Only
    Reviewing
    Textile Take Back Bag - Natural Fibres Only
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 months ago
    Easy peasy

    Stoked to have such an easy textile recycling service in NZ. Bag arrived quickly, filled it up, posted and done! Great info provided with the bag, so you know what you can/can't recycle too.

  • RR
    Rita R.
    Verified Buyer
    Textile Take Back Bag - Natural Fibres Only
    Reviewing
    Textile Take Back Bag - Natural Fibres Only
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 months ago
    Textile recycling bag

    Fantastic service, than on you for doing this work

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