Customers wondering how to recycle old clothes have a new option with BUHO, which now allows them to mail and recycle their old textiles

The environmental toll of fast fashion is staggering. According to the the EPA, 16 million tons of textiles were created in 2015—and only 2.5 million tons were recycled in a sustainable way, with the rest headed to landfills or burned. It's on the fashion industry to fix the issue, and now one clothing brand is taking on the challenge.

Sustainable retailer BUHO now allows consumers anywhere to mail their old clothing to the company, where it will either be upcycled or recycled. It's an easy way for consumers to take stewardship over their old clothes, ensuring that they are used to the fullest.

BUHO's Give Back Program begins with a donation kit sent out by the brand. Users fill the kit with accepted textiles, including washed clothing, blankets, outerwear and shoes. Once the box reaches its destination, all textiles are then resold or upcycled into new pieces, or properly recycled. Shoppers that donate also receive a coupon, ensuring that their sustainable deed is rewarded.

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The environmental toll of fast fashion is staggering. According to the the EPA, 16 million tons of textiles were created in 2015—and only 2.5 million tons were recycled in a sustainable way, with the rest headed to landfills or burned. It's on the fashion industry to fix the issue, and now one clothing brand is taking on the challenge.

Sustainable retailer BUHO now allows consumers anywhere to mail their old clothing to the company, where it will either be upcycled or recycled. It's an easy way for consumers to take stewardship over their old clothes, ensuring that they are used to the fullest.