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 our non-profit partner, Soles4Souls. Their mission is to create sustainable jobs and provide relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing. The items put into our bins are used for disaster relief or micro-enterprise programs that aim to provide small entrepreneurs with business opportunities.
Clothes the Loop stems from our commitment to reduce the environmental impact of our products at all stages of their life cycle, including extending the life of apparel and footwear to keep it out of landfills. Since we started Clothes the Loop, people have brought in more than 70,000 pounds of clothing and footwear to The North Face US stores for reuse and recycling. Click here to find a The North Face retail store near you in North America and click here to find an Outlet store.
Clothes the Loop goes global
To broaden the impact of Clothes the Loop, in 2016 we expanded the program to our Retail stores and Outlets in Germany and Canada. Find Clothes the Loop at 12 The North Face stores in Germany:
LESS CLUTTER, LESS STRESS, LESS IMPACT ON THE PLANET
Clothes the Loop is part of STUFFSTR, the app that helps people recirculate items they don’t want anymore. Download the app, add your stuff, and when you’re ready to part with an item, the app will point you to The North Face store nearest you.