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How to declutter your closet and donate to H&M’s recycling program
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One day I hope to move to a big house with a walk-in closet just for me. But for the time being, I have very limited closet space. I constantly need to remove old or unused clothes to make space for new ones.
Here’s what I usually do:
1) Garage sale but usually the maids get first dibs and send to the province.
2) Donate to my friend Rem.
3) The stranger pieces of designer clothes I used to consign to my friend JP.

But JP is always traveling. Some of my clothes cannot be garage sold because nobody gets them.
What to do with threads you no longer need?
Luckily, Dan Mejia from H&M Philippines told me about their recycling program.

H&M has special boxes at their stores where you can drop off any kind of fiber—be it one sock, a placemat, retaso, unused fabric, pieces of clothing, scarves, etc. which they collect, clean, and transform into new fibers to make new garments. Much better than ending up in landfills.

H&M recycling program

I decided to drop off my first batch during World Recycle Week at H&M Megmall last April.

H&M recycle

The recycling box is located on the 2nd level.

H&M recycle

Best to go on a weekday. No tao.

H&M recycle

There’s the recycling box.

H&M recycle
H&M recycle

In exchange they gave me discount coupons worth 15% each. That means each coupon can be used to get a 15% discount off one item when you shop at H&M.
I ended up using mine at H&M Magnolia because I adore H&M Home.
My designer friend Patrice donated tons of unused fabric she no longer needed and got two booklets of discount coupons.

World Recycle Week is over, but you can donate any time of year to H&M’s recycling program.
If you’re a fashion designer who wants to unload fabric or samples you no longer need, I can hook you up with H&M Philippines. Just email me at chuvaness@me.com.

Watch this video to understand better what happens next to the donation process.

To know more about H&M’s recycling program, click HERE.

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Gladys Santos

can we still drop off old clothes at h&m right? we just decluttered our closet today!

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CVS Reply:

yes it’s always ongoing

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Aliza

Me and my friend joined this event las April after I read the recyling program through your blog. Now, I have another reason to decongest my closet. 🙂

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CVS Reply:

nice!!

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Anjsh29

Dropped shirts last week, because I think this is better than giving it on charity that’ll end up in waste. Ohh and you’re my inspiration for “stranger pieces”. My sisters always ask me where to wear it every time I can find one in thrift stores because I can’t afford the designers.

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CVS Reply:

thank you !

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ann mayuga

Hi, do you know an organization po ba who recycles IT items such laptops and netbooks na dina nagagamit? We have several items sa office but we need don’t where and how to dispose it properly. Please help po. [Reply]CVS Reply:June 27th, 2016 at 11:41 PMgood question! i don’t know right now but I also have tons of tech stuff I want to get rid of. please let me know if you find out something [Reply]Ramon Albert Reyes Reply:September 24th, 2016 at 7:24 AMSM Supermalls have a weekend recycling market where they buy old stuff such as electronic devices, even… Read more »

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Maria

Or you can donate the stranger pieces to me! LOL! I’m “blessed” with a strange taste in clothing, but with a poor pocket. ?

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CVS Reply:

haha!! what size are you?

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Maria Reply:

Generally a medium haha!

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CVS Reply:

okay 🙂