Don’t let fashion go to waste! DoSomething.org, a non-profit committed to effecting social change, has partnered with H&M to encourage people to reduce waste by taking unwanted clothing in any condition to H&M stores. The campaign, Comeback Clothes, will recycle all old clothing (and home textiles like towels and sheets) dropped off at H&M stores through June 20.
After learning that over 11 million tons of textiles (the equivalent of 70 billion t-shirts) end up in landfills every year, I piled up my old clothing, packed them in a tote, and headed to H&M in the St. Louis Galleria to make sure my unwanted items don’t go to waste.
It felt really good to clear out my old clothing like torn t-shirts, worn-out activewear, and stained blouses. It felt especially good to know that these items could and would be reused. As an added bonus, H&M gave me a 15% off coupon to thank me for recycling.
Do you have stained or ripped clothes? Consider recycling them at your nearest H&M.
Disclosure: I was invited to participate in this initiative, but this is not a sponsored post. As always, all of the opinions, ideas, and images are my own.