Most unwanted clothing in Aotearoa ends up in landfill. While clothing often gets shared or sold in the second hand market it almost inevitably ends up in landfill or incinerators when it's no longer fit for use. We want to change this by keeping good quality clothes in circulation for longer and finding scaleable solutions for end of life textiles.
We receive items from a range of people including individuals and commercial customers. We are testing and piloting multiple textile recycling solutions. This includes; repairing, up-cycling, down-cycling (into things like pet beds, home insulation and carpet underlay), and also recycling textiles into yarns for new clothing.
We know natural fibres are a valuable resource so it just doesn't make sense to waste them. That's why we're working with other leading brands to join forces to reduce waste. Together we have diverted more than 14,000kg of textile waste from landfill, and we're just getting started.