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“26 billion pounds of clothing are sent to the landfill each year. Selling or donating a used garment extends its life on average by 2.2 years, reducing its carbon, waste, and water footprint by 73%”
Reformation has teamed up with ThredUp to put a stop to textile waste. ThredUP is an online consignment and thrift store where you can donate your unwanted clothing, handbags, shoes, jewelry and accessories, give them a second life and make some cash while doing it. Simply print out a shipping label from the ThredUP website, package up your old clothing and send away. Although, they don’t accept just everything and anything. They are specifically looking for name brand items that are on trend and less than 5 years old. They accept 35,000 brands and the list is located on their website along with the amount of money you can receive for them. A piece of Forever 21 jewelry will get you 5% of the listing price, and a Gucci handbag will get you 90% of the listing price. For the clothing that they don’t use for resell, is reused or recycled responsibly.
You can send your clothing in at anytime with ThredUP, but how does Reformation tie into all of this? You can earn Reformation shopping credits for the items that meet ThredUP’s standards. And if you send in your kit by December 31 of this year, you can earn an extra 15% shopping credit at Reformation. That’s pretty sweet considering we’re college students on a budget.
Written by Cara Presta