Clothes The Loop


We can’t stop people from growing out of 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 allows consumers to drop off their unwanted clothing and footwear at The North Face retail and outlet stores. It doesn’t matter what condition the clothes are in or what brand they are. 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. To help promote the program, participants earn a coupon towards their next purchase and all program proceeds benefit the Conservation Alliance, which funds community-based campaigns to protect our shared wilderness and recreation areas. Our 2013 pilot in 10 stores lasted three and a half months, during which we collected 1,350 pounds of clothing and footwear. We expanded the program to all US stores in 2015; click HERE to find a store near you.