Used Clothing + Amazon + Give Back Box
Used Clothing + Amazon + Give Back Box, a blog post by EcoGoodz, a credential used clothing supplier
Amazon, one of the largest online retailers, has partnered with Give Back Box to help you donate your used clothing to Goodwill. With this partnership in place, you’ll never have to throw away another cardboard box again. Simply fill it with the used shoes or clothing you no longer want, print out a prepaid label and drop it off at the post office. Give Back Box will take care of the rest.
Amazon is not the only retailer who has partnered with Give Back Box. Overstock.com, Loft, REI, Levi’s, Ann Taylor, and Newegg are just a few of the other retailers also participating in this program. For more information about Give Back Box, visit their website.
The story behind Give Back Box is pretty awesome:
Give Back Box® was founded in 2012 by Monika Wiela, who at the time was running an online shoe store. The idea was inspired by a homeless man she encountered in Chicago, who was holding up a sign saying he needed a pair of shoes. Wiela returned later that day with shoes for him, but he was gone. She spent that night thinking about what she could do with all the empty boxes in her warehouse and also help people like that man, and a new social enterprise was born. As Wiela researched further, she learned that, an estimated 11 million tons of clothing, footwear, towels, bedding, drapery, and other textiles end up in U.S. landfills every year. In addition, online shopping is now the preferred method for much of the buying public. According to the EPA, more than 4 million tons of corrugated boxes are discarded and landfilled each year. (source)
What do you think? Is this something you would participate in? Have you already? Tell us about your experience in the comment section below!
EcoGoodz is a credential used clothing supplier in the US. We’re committed to supplying high quality used clothing at wholesale prices. For more information, please contact us.