How To Recycle Your Old Activewear

Yoga Activewear

Never thought it was possible? Think again because your old yoga pants have more value than you think.

Lululemon's little-known quality promise guarantees that if you are not 100% happy with your product years on they want to hear about. So if you have wear and tear on your yoga mat or the stitching on the fabric in your clothing is come undone not only does Lulu want to know but they will replace your product on the spot. They then recycle your old fabric to help create the best products moving forward.

Shoes For Planet Earth accepts your old sports shoes and rehomes them around the world. Recipients include homeless shelters, youth and female crisis centres, orphanages, churches for flood and disaster victims and many more. You can find your nearest donation centre here.

US brand Patagonia is making its way into the Aussie market. They believe that "the best thing we can do for our environment is to keep our stuff in use longer." So fixing something you would otherwise throw away helps to avoid the CO2 emissions, waste and water usage that it would take to build a new one. 

Around the world, Patagonia has set up Worn Wear Repair Hubs where you can take your gear for repair from broken zips to tears, pulled even alterations. For Patagonia products, you'll get free repairs and they'll charge a small fee for other brands. Since 1985, they have also have donated 1% of all sales to the preservation and restoration of the environment.

Do you have any extra tips on how to reduce waste? We'd love to hear from you send us an email info@banish.com.au.


2 comments

  • Thanks for letting me know Eva! I’ll update the program and hunt for another one to share with you!

    Banish
  • Unfortunately the LJ Swap Shop program no longer exists. Been trying to find something similar, with no luck.

    EvaR

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