Make your cotton go around again with our Take Back Tote! First, drop-off is free! Just like our Take Back Bag, but you get to keep the tote, refill and bring back as often as you need to. This is great for anyone who lives locally (Wellington, NZ) and would like to tread lighter and keep their textile waste out of landfill.
How the Take Back Tote works:
1. Fill - Clean out your closet and fill with your old 100% cotton goods (any brand) and we'll make sure they're included in our textile recycling initiative and turned back into new clothes. Please ensure the items have been washed. We take socks, cotton sheets, towels etc. No undergarments, please.
2. Return - Bring your full tote in, we'll weigh it and take the items off your hands. First drop-off is free with the purchase of the tote, after that it's $40. This covers the cost of sorting, bailing, and recycling responsibly.
3. Recycle - We sort, bail and recycle your cotton and with our fibre to fibre recycling process make it go another round. Yay! Learn more about closing the loop and our circularity process here.
4. Repeat - Repeat the process. Fill it up again and bring it into us, you are doing something great every time you do!
The bag measures 400mm h x 490 w x 150 d and fits approximately 20 tees. Double what our take-back bag can hold. Yes you can recycle sheets, towels, anything that is 100% cotton and has a label identifying the fabric composition.
Please note sometimes we think your preloved items have a little bit of life left in them so we will reuse, repurpose or swap with an op-shop for an item they cannot sell, giving it another life and keeping it out of landfill.