Can you see your big toe through an old pair of shoes but don’t want to throw them away? We have good news for you. The North Face is excited to launch Clothes The Loop, a new program debuting in select retail stores this February. The Clothes The Loop program gives you an easy way to recycle used clothing and footwear to help keep these items out of the landfill, give them new life and protect natural resources.
Apparel and footwear waste is a problem. In 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimated that roughly 22 billion pounds of post-consumer textile waste ended up in landfills. The North Face is passionate about preserving our natural, outdoor playground, and we believe that every piece of apparel and footwear collected will help. The Clothes The Loop program is just one solution to this issue but we hope you’ll join us in our effort to reduce waste and take advantage of some cool incentives along the way.
Specially marked Clothes The Loop bins will be at 10 The North Face retail stores, including Chicago (Michigan Ave), New York and San Francisco. You can find a full list of participating stores here. The Clothes The Loop program accepts used apparel and footwear from any brand and in any condition – wearable to rags. This includes anything from beanies and gloves to running shoes and hiking boots.
What we give you:
To show our appreciation for your support, each day you contribute to Clothes the Loop, you’ll earn one $10 voucher to be used towards purchase of The North Face products. Vouchers can be redeemed in participating The North Face retail stores on purchases of $100 or more. Additional details on vouchers are available at www.thenorthface.com/clothestheloop.
What happens to items collected:
Items collected through Clothes The Loop are sent to a recycling center where they are sorted into over 400 categories and designated either to be resold or recycled into raw materials such as insulation, carpet padding and stuffing for toys. The North Face will donate any proceeds made through the program to The Conservation Alliance, which funds community-based campaigns to protect outdoor areas for their habitat and recreation values.
With your help we can cut down on landfill waste and give that old t-shirt a new life. Clean out your closet and join us in the effort to reduce waste and protect the environment.