Recycling

BRB. Just doing my recycling

Eat, sleep, recycle, repeat. Did you know that you can recycle your old clothes in any Monki store, anywhere in the world? Any clothes, from any brand, in any condition. Old socks? Torn tights? Worn-out tees? Our partners at I:CO will help give it all a second chance.

The why is easy. 95% of all clothes that end up in a landfill today could have been recycled. Creating new fibres is costly for the environment and generates waste. That doesn’t make sense. Not letting resources go to waste makes sense. That’s why we offer the opportunity to recycle in all our stores and encourage you to make recycling a part of your visits to Monki.

By working together as fashion brand and fashion fans we can take an important step towards circular fashion. Our aim is to increase the volume of recycled garments by 10% per year, to reach 100 tons by 2020. In the end, we hope to help make recycling clothes as much a part of how we live our lives as recycling PET bottles is in many countries.

Recycle any clothes and textiles with Monki

You can recycle any textiles, from clothes to home textiles, from Monki or other brands and in any condition. You can bring in any material, including blends. From old polyester stockings to stained cotton t-shirts and wool knits: our partners at I:CO can put most textile products to good use.

We are not able to accept shoes at this point.

Can I recycle more than just clothes?

Yes! But not in the Monki stores. Recycling makes sense for many man-made materials and products, from glass to paper to electronics. Check out your local recycling possibilities. And even though you can’t recycle other materials than fabric with us, there are many other ways to contribute to making fashion more circular. The best example is plastic, especially PET bottles. These can be turned into fabric. So the next time you go to the recycling station, you might be contributing to next season’s fashion. Read more under “Materials”.

How to recycle at Monki: it’s easy as 1-2-3

1.  Collect your old, unwanted or used-up clothes and textiles in any condition from any brand.

2. Put them in a bag.

3. Whenever you’re going for a visit to one of our Monki stores, bring your recycling bag. Hand it to our store staff at the check-out. They’ll give you a 10% voucher for one whole purchase, valid for 6 months, to say thanks. 

Won’t I disturb the store staff?

Nope! Handing recycling is part of their job. And they’re super nice too.

What happens to the clothes I recycle?

Good question! Monki does not own the clothes that you – our amazing community – recycle with us. We simply store them until our partner I:CO collects and brings them to their sorting plant where they are sorted into two categories: rewear or recycle.

Recycle: Garments and textiles that are not suitable for reuse or rewear. Textiles in this category will be converted into recycled fibres and non-woven fabric.

Rewear: Garments or textiles in wearable condition. These are sorted as second-hand items.

We do not make any profit from your recycling, and we never will. While we do receive money from I:CO as part of the business exchange, it’s being donated to the H&M Foundation and split between social projects and innovation projects. H&M Foundation has partnered with The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel to develop technologies to recycle clothes made from textile blends into new clothes. The social projects are focused on equality and inclusion of marginalised groups.

What if I want to recycle or donate elsewhere?

We encourage everyone to recycle or donate if the clothes are wearable, to the organisations they want to support. For us, it’s just important to offer the opportunity as a fashion brand to recycle with us, in our stores.

Recycling

BRB. Just doing my recycling

Eat, sleep, recycle, repeat. Did you know that you can recycle your old clothes in any Monki store, anywhere in the world? Any clothes, from any brand, in any condition. Old socks? Torn tights? Worn-out tees? Our partners at I:CO will help give it all a second chance.

The why is easy. 95% of all clothes that end up in a landfill today could have been recycled. Creating new fibres is costly for the environment and generates waste. That doesn’t make sense. Not letting resources go to waste makes sense. That’s why we offer the opportunity to recycle in all our stores and encourage you to make recycling a part of your visits to Monki.

By working together as fashion brand and fashion fans we can take an important step towards circular fashion. Our aim is to increase the volume of recycled garments by 10% per year, to reach 100 tons by 2020. In the end, we hope to help make recycling clothes as much a part of how we live our lives as recycling PET bottles is in many countries.

Recycle any clothes and textiles with Monki

You can recycle any textiles, from clothes to home textiles, from Monki or other brands and in any condition. You can bring in any material, including blends. From old polyester stockings to stained cotton t-shirts and wool knits: our partners at I:CO can put most textile products to good use.

We are not able to accept shoes at this point.

Can I recycle more than just clothes?

Yes! But not in the Monki stores. Recycling makes sense for many man-made materials and products, from glass to paper to electronics. Check out your local recycling possibilities. And even though you can’t recycle other materials than fabric with us, there are many other ways to contribute to making fashion more circular. The best example is plastic, especially PET bottles. These can be turned into fabric. So the next time you go to the recycling station, you might be contributing to next season’s fashion. Read more under “Materials”.

How to recycle at Monki: it’s easy as 1-2-3

1.  Collect your old, unwanted or used-up clothes and textiles in any condition from any brand.

2. Put them in a bag.

3. Whenever you’re going for a visit to one of our Monki stores, bring your recycling bag. Hand it to our store staff at the check-out. They’ll give you a 10% voucher for one whole purchase, valid for 6 months, to say thanks. 

Won’t I disturb the store staff?

Nope! Handing recycling is part of their job. And they’re super nice too.

What happens to the clothes I recycle?

Good question! Monki does not own the clothes that you – our amazing community – recycle with us. We simply store them until our partner I:CO collects and brings them to their sorting plant where they are sorted into two categories: rewear or recycle.

Recycle: Garments and textiles that are not suitable for reuse or rewear. Textiles in this category will be converted into recycled fibres and non-woven fabric.

Rewear: Garments or textiles in wearable condition. These are sorted as second-hand items.

We do not make any profit from your recycling, and we never will. While we do receive money from I:CO as part of the business exchange, it’s being donated to the H&M Foundation and split between social projects and innovation projects. H&M Foundation has partnered with The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel to develop technologies to recycle clothes made from textile blends into new clothes. The social projects are focused on equality and inclusion of marginalised groups.

What if I want to recycle or donate elsewhere?

We encourage everyone to recycle or donate if the clothes are wearable, to the organisations they want to support. For us, it’s just important to offer the opportunity as a fashion brand to recycle with us, in our stores.