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This secondhand clothing company will pay you to 'clean out your closet'

73% of apparel ends up in a landfill or incinerated, but selling clothing secondhand can help decrease the industry's impact.

Folding thredUP. Secondhand clothing company will pay you to 'clean out your closet'

We all have that old shirt we haven't worn in years or that pair of pants that don't fit as well as they used to. Instead of throwing them out, find them a new home with thredUP, an online consignment and thrift store.

thredUP buys and sells secondhand clothing to reduce fashion waste and increase the lifespan of items through resale, reuse, and responsible recycling

thredUP carries 55,000 brands that sell for up to 90% off the estimated retail price. It aims to create a sustainable fashion future, and you can help by cleaning out instead of throwing out. 

How it works 

Order a free Clean Out kit and pack up gently used clothes that you no longer need. Clean Out kits include bags for your items and a free shipping label, and you can drop off your kit at a FedEx or USPS location.

Once thredUp receives your kit, your items are in good hands. thredUp will complete a 12-point inspection on every piece of clothing, and apparel that meets its quality standards is photographed and listed. When your items sell, they are shipped to the buyer and you can cash out or receive shopping credit. 

Now that your closet finally has some free space, consider skipping the department store and shopping secondhand on the site. After sending in a Clean Up kit, you can get up to 50% off your first order.

What items does thredUp accept?

thredUP accepts all brands (and items without a brand tag) as long as the item has a size tag. It sells women's and kids' clothing, including dresses, tops, pants, and outerwear.

If you need to clean out your jewelry box or your hat collection is getting out of control, thredUP will also accept a variety of accessories. For a complete list of categories thredUP accepts, visit its Help Center

How will cleaning out your closet make a difference?

Following ever-changing trends and buying new clothes for every season and occasion are fashion habits that harm the planet. More than 100 billion garments are produced annually to keep up with demand, and production accounts for up to 10% of global carbon emissions

If we extend clothing's life cycle, we can help reduce fashion waste: 73% of apparel ends up in a landfill or incinerated, but selling clothing to companies like thredUP and buying secondhand helps decrease the industry's climate impact. 

By selling clothing to thredUP, you can declutter your closet, make some extra cash, decrease fashion waste, and maybe even help someone find their new favorite shirt.

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