This Is What Happens To The Clothes You Recycled At H&M

Ever wonder what happens to the clothes you drop off at your local H&M for a discount on your purchase? The fast-fashion retailer began its in-store garment collection program back in 2013, promising that your closet’s castoffs would have one of three fates: either reused in a different capacity, resold in second-hand stores, or recycled into new textile. The latter has been the basis of the Swedish brand’s Close The Loop collection — the latest of which (now in its third drop) landed in stores this week.