For me, the proper way to discard of old clothing has been an issue. I certainly don’t want to just toss it in the trash. Recycling them is hard. I could put all the items in a garbage bag and toss them in those big, white donation boxes you see in parking lots sometimes. Hunting down a non-profit that takes used clothes is hit-and-miss sometimes as well.
Thankfully, the Aurora outlet mall has a solution…at least for your denim, anyways!
In collaboration with Aurora’s Wayside Cross shelter and recovery center, Chicago Premium Outlets and center retailers invite shoppers during the busy back-to-school season to drop off their denim-exclusive clothing to be recycled. Customers will be able to contribute any type of denim apparel items to the Do Good with Denim drive; jeans, jackets, shirts, skirts and more. Donated items will assist homeless and at-risk individuals and families on their road to self-sufficiency.
The drives kicks off this Wednesday (Aug 17) and will run through the end of the month.
Drop off locations include the Mall Management Office (near Adidas) and participating retailers, including Nautica, Lucky Brand, Levi’s, Perry Ellis, 7 for all mankind, and Banana Republic.