March 2015 Monki Second Chance

Monki Second Chance

GARMENT RECYCLING PROGRAMME



Every year tonnes of unwanted clothes and textiles end up in landfills, but as much as 95% of these could be recycled.

We all want to do our bit for the environment so now as well as buying your new clothes at Monki you can recycle your old clothes too. We’ll also take any old textiles you want to get rid of. And we want all of them regardless of brand, quality or condition! 

Our partner, iCollect, will collect your old clothes and textiles from our store and sort them at their closest recycling centre. Clothes that are in good condition will be resold, while clothes that are too damaged will be recycled and used to make new products.

Plus for every bag of clothing you give us, we’ll give you a coupon for use in our stores to say thanks.

It’s a win-win-win situation!

THIS IS HOW IT WORKS

Re-wear
Clothing that is still in good condition will be resold as second hand good.

Reuse
When they cannot be resold second hand, textiles will be converted into other products like cleaning cloths.

Recycle
Everything else is turned into textile fibres, or other use such as automobile insulation.

Energy
When re-wear, reuse and recycle are not options - textiles will be used to produce energy.

FAQ

Q. WHY DID MONKI START DOING THIS?
A. Monki is a way of doing business and part of that business is minimising the amount of waste by providing an in-store recycling service.

Q. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLOTHES, GARMENTS AND TEXTILES?
A. Clothes and garments are similar but garments also include knitted accessories such as hats, scarves and gloves. Textiles can be old sheets and towels that are no longer in use.

Q. WHAT MONKI STORE CAN I BRING MY CLOTHES TO?
A. Right now, we offer this in a select number of stores. To find your nearest one check the list below.

Denmark:
Monki Købmagergade, Kobmagergade 3, Koebenhavn
Monki St Clemens Torv, St. Clemens Torv 10, Aarhus C

Finland:
Monki Aleksanterinkatu, Aleksanterinkatu 48, Helsinki

France:
Monki Passage De Provence, 96 Rue De Provence, Paris

Germany:
Monki Mönckebergstraße, Mönckebergstr. 22 (Rathaushörn), Hamburg
Monki Berlin Mitte, Münzstraße 20, Berlin
Monki Friedrichstraße, Friedrichstraße 140 , Berlin

Hong Kong SAR:
Monki Langham place, 8 Argyle St, Hong Kong
Monki Granville Road, Southgate Commercial Centre, No.29 Granville Road, Hong Kong

Japan:
Monki Harajuku, 1-7-1, Jingumae, Shibuya ku, Tokyo

Netherlands:
Monki Kalverstraat, Kalverstraat 176, Amsterdam
Monki Binnenwegplein, Binnenwegplein 64-66, Rotterdam
Monki Utrecht, Steenweg 38, Utrecht
Monki Beursplein, Beursplein 10, Rotterdam

Norway:
Monki Bogstadveien, Bogstadveien 4, Oslo
Monki Galleriet, Olav Kyrresgate 1, Bergen
Monki Karl Johans gate, Karl Johansgt. 15, Oslo

Sweden:
Monki Götgatan, Götgatan 19, Stockholm
Monki Kompassen, Östra Larmgatan 11, Kompassen, Göteborg
Monki Sergelgatan, Sergelgatan 16-18, Stockholm
Monki Gallerian, Hamngatan 37 (Gallerian), Stockholm

United Kingdom:
Monki Carnaby Street, 37 Carnaby Street, London

Q. CAN I ONLY RECYCLE OLD MONKI CLOTHES THERE?
A. We accept all garments and textiles in need of a new home regardless of brand or quality.

Q. WHAT CAN I BRING IN?
A. All garments and textiles are welcome to our stores, including home textiles.

Q. IS THERE A LIMIT TO THE AMOUNT I CAN RECYCLE AT ONCE?
A. We can only accept two bags of textiles from each customer per visit. But you are welcome to come back as many times as you like!

Q. WHAT DO I GET IN RETURN?
A. To say thank you, we will give you a coupon worth 10% off on your next purchase over 300kr.

Q. WHAT DIFFERENCE CAN ONE OLD T-SHIRT MAKE?
A. Between 1.5 to 3.6 kg of carbon dioxide can be generated in the production of a single T-shirt. This can be reduced by between 85 - 90% by recycling.

Q. DOES MONKI EARN MONEY FROM THIS PROGRAMME?
A. No. While Monki will receive money from iCollect any earnings will be split between H&M’s research fund and Plan Inernational’s Because I am a Girl project.