What is one thing we can all do to reduce our impact on the planet?

Recycling is a great way to reduce the amount of waste that we produce and helps ensure the sustainability of our amazing Earth. But when we say recycling, we aren't just referring to glass bottles and cardboard boxes - we're also talking about textile recycling!

We have teamed up with Upparel to tackle the amount of textile waste produced by the fashion industry, and here's how you can get involved!

Upparel are running a simple and easy collection service that you can recycle your unwanted textiles and items through. The next time you need to get rid of some old clothes, head on over to this link to book your collection, pack your items in a box and leave it at your front door. Each collection costs a minimum of $25 BUT, if you book through this link, you will receive a $35 voucher that you can redeem on your next purchase with Artesands*.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

Step 1.
Start by purchasing a suitable collection for the amount of clothing, linen, shoes, and other textiles you have to send to Upparel. The collection costs start from $25, which will provide you with an allowance of up to 10 kg collected in 1 box. The collections are based on weight as well as the number of boxes your textiles are packaged in. Plus! You’ll score a $35 voucher to redeem with us!

Step 2.
Upparel can accept the majority of textiles for reuse, repurpose and recycling! You can view a complete list of what Upparel accept here. As Upparel team will be sorting through your textiles by hand, they can only accept clean items — be sure to give all items a quick wash and any shoes a wipe over before packaging for collection! If you’re unsure of how to package your items, you can check out this video for suggestions.

Step 3.
Once all items are packed, simply email Upparel! They’ll assist with organising your collection within 24 business hours of receiving your request. Depending on your pick up address and the number of boxes you have for collection, Upparel will either direct you to their UPPAREL’s Boomerang collection portal or book your collection for you and provide you with labels to print and attach to your sealed boxes.

Let's work together to take care of our planet. Start recycling your textiles today!