The Garment Collection Program at H&M is a global initiative to achieve a sustainable fashion future. You can drop a bag of any unwanted garments at your local H&M store where they welcome all textiles, any brand, any condition. Pack up your odd socks, worn-out T-shirts and old sheets and for every bag you drop off, you’ll receive a discount card for $5 off a $30 purchase. Your old textiles are then sent to the nearest recycling plant, where they’re sorted by hand.
Here’s how it works:
- REWEAR: Clothing that can be worn again is marketed worldwide as second-hand goods.
- REUSE: Textiles that are no longer suitable to wear are converted into other products, such as remake collections or cleaning cloths.
- RECYCLE: Textiles that can’t be reused get a new chance as textile fibres, or are used to manufacture products such as damping and insulating materials for the auto industry. Any surplus from the garment collecting is donated to research on textile recycling as well as social projects.
H&M consistently donates unsold goods to us and we distribute them to people in need through our partner agencies across Canada. Last month, they donated 6 skids of clothing and accessories for kids and adults. Thank you H&M for being a BRAND FOR CANADA!