I have a slight problem recycling my clothes.
First, a lot of them cannot be garage sold because they’re too strange for the village people.
Some of my designer clothes, I consign with JP Singson’s Unisex Rewind. But JP zips in and out of the Philippines, I can barely keep track of him.
So H&M’s latest global initiative, World Recycle Week, appeals to me. I can’t wait to empty my closet of clothes I no longer need. I need the space!!
I intend to drop them off at H&M between April 18-24, 2016.
During this period, H&M aims to collect 1000 tons of unwanted or worn-out garments from customers worldwide in its more than 3600 stores. All textiles are welcome—from odd socks, old towels, the dress with a hole—and nothing is too torn, worn or used for a second life.
Find the recycling box at your nearest H&M store so that H&M can create recycled textile fibers for new products.
This April 11-24, for every bag of old garments collected, customers will get two vouchers (instead of the usual one) worth 15% off each to be used for their next purchase.
Since 2013, H&M has collected over 25,000 tons of clothing. Two years ago the company introduced its first new garments that used recycled textile fibers—important steps in closing the loop in fashion.
As of January 2016, the Philippines has already collected 9.120 tons of garments and for every kilo collected, H&M Philippines committed to donate about Php 1 to UNICEF.
The long-term goal is to have zero garments going to landfills, as well as saving on natural resources.
By recycling just one T-shirt, 2100 liters of water can be saved. Imagine the impact of 1000 tons garments collected during World Recycle Week.
To know more about the initiative, click HERE.