We can’t stop people from outgrowing their clothes, wearing through
them or deciding that it’s time for something new. However, we can
help to ensure that worn clothes don’t end up in landfills.
Our Clothes the Loop program encourages people to drop off unwanted
clothing and footwear at The
North Face retail and outlet stores. Recycle your used apparel
and footwear (any condition, any brand) at our stores an earn a $10
reward toward your next purchase of $100 or more at The North Face.
The items dropped in our collection bins are sent to a recycling
center where they are carefully sorted based on over 400 categories.
They are then repurposed for reuse to extend their life or recycled
into raw materials for use in products like insulation, carpet
padding, stuffing for toys, and fibers for new clothing.
Clothes the Loop stems from our commitment to reducing the
environmental impact of our products at all stages of their life
cycle, even those stages out of our direct control. All program
proceeds benefit The Conservation Alliance, which funds
community-based campaigns to protect our shared wilderness and
recreation areas. Since we started Clothes the Loop, people have
brought in over 30,000 pounds of clothing and footwear to The North
Face US stores to be recycled and kept out of the landfill. Click HERE to
find a store near you in North America.
Clothes the Loop goes global
To broaden the impact of Clothes the Loop, in 2016 we are expanding
the program to our Retail stores and Outlets in Germany and Canada.
Starting in July we will be piloting the program in 12 The North Face
stores in Germany:
Stay tuned for our launch in Canada!