Community and circularity

Our work seeks to improve access to clean clothing while diverting textiles from landfill.

427 pop ups. 41,066 garments recirculated. 13,688 people dressed.

Our impact report shares with you a deeper look at how we work to recirculate clothing received and our circular solution to the fashion industry excess and lack of waste legislation.

Our Partners

We’re working alongside industry to recognise the opportunities that exist for unsold inventory, returns and sampling. Collectively, we will continue developing pathways to end clothing poverty while reducing textile waste through intentional partnerships, and advocacy.

FAQs

  • You can donate clothing either by making an appointment to arrange an in-store drop-off or by purchasing a wardrobe clear-out kit.

  • In May, we discontinued hosting our 21 monthly community pop-ups. For five years, we have served our community with quality clothing and footwear, so it is perhaps not surprising that over the last year, figures show that we are seeing fewer people within these community spaces. Increasingly, we were also targeted by resellers. As a largely self-funded organisation, we decided to continue re-directing resources towards supporting community and not-for-profit organisations, enabling us to further amplify the mahi of others, dressing more people but with a lower operational footprint.

  • These small financial donations contribute towards our reverse logistics costs, which include receiving, processing donations and redistributing these garments to our partners, which can also incur courier fees.

  • We are always accepting clothing; there is no seasonal requirement as such. We hold a vast inventory that is made available to a variety of organisations, in addition to garments sold on our online store. View our donation guidelines for further information on what we accept.

  • While we no longer operate pop-ups in the community, we continue to reach people in need through our not-for-profit partners and various community partners. Our community impact lists the current organisations we are working alongside.

  • Absolutely. Our crates are flat-pack cardboard boxes that can be shipped anywhere within Aotearoa, New Zealand. Pricing and further information on how the process works can be found here.

Saturdays

News

  1. Read more: Ella Martin on resellers, charitable giving and upcycling!
    Ella Martin on resellers, charitable giving and upcycling!

    Ella Martin on resellers, charitable giving and upcycling!

    From physically stewarding unwanted textiles at UPPAREL to donating time at our Tāmaki Makaurau pop-ups, Ella Martin clues us in on why resellers a...
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  2. Read more: In conversation with Stefan from Jaguar Land Rover New Zealand
    In conversation with Stefan from Jaguar Land Rover New Zealand

    In conversation with Stefan from Jaguar Land Rover New Zealand

    Thank you to Stefan and the team at Jaguar Land Rover New Zealand for renting our clothing crate. A staggering 421 items of clothing were collected...
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  3. Read more: Our people. Gav Bisman
    Our people. Gav Bisman

    Our people. Gav Bisman

    Meet Gav. Gav is a legend in many communities, and we are lucky enough to have him as a part of ours. Charli first met Gav when he volunteered in T...
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