De-brand Recycled Clothes

Make good use of your designer label clothing by recycling them at de-brand, the latest social conscious aware enterprise to open in Vancouver.

Most people toss their used clothing into the garbage, some may give to some sort of charity, while others leave them collect dust in the cupboard, but most of them are not going to turn into collectors items. So why not recycle them?

With backing from a whole range of well known Canadian businesses, such as Lulemon, London Drugs, RBC (Royal Bank of Canada), ScotiaBank, Nature’s Path, local government and others, de-brand offers safe and secure garment recycling with a creative and environmentally responsible approach to textile and clothing disposal, even taking in used police uniforms.

de-brand is located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside which happens to be one of Canada’s poorest areas (and which sits next to the wealthy downtown business and commercial district). It is hoped that de-brand and other like-minded businesses will help revitalize and benefit the local community.

The processed fibers are reused in new products; reducing harmful textile waste that otherwise goes to landfills or incinerators, reducing pollution and helping create a cradle-to-cradle commodity process.

March 2, 2012