Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / American Eagle & I:CO partner on textile recycling program
American Eagle & I:CO partner on textile recycling program
16
Jun '14
I:Collect (I:CO), a global closed loop textile recycling company, announced an expanded partnership with American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. to roll-out its clothing and shoes recycling program in all of American Eagle’s  823 stores across the United States and Canada. Starting June 14th, customers will be able to drop off used or unwanted clean clothing, shoes and textiles from any brand into the specifically marked I:CO boxes at any North American location. Customers who participate in the program will be rewarded with a text code for $5 off a pair of AEO jeans to be used in store that day. All proceeds from the program will be donated to the Student Conservation Association, one of AEO’s national charity partners.
 
The program is I:CO’s widest North American partnership to date, building on the success of American Eagle Outfitters’ initial pilot program with I:CO, which took place across their corporate offices, in six stores, and in the inaugural I:CO city of San Francisco.
 
“We are committed to helping protect the environment through sustainability programs at American Eagle Outfitters and believe that launching the recycling program with I:CO will be a great way to make a big impact in protecting our planet,” said Helga Ying, Vice President of External Engagement and Social Responsibility. “With the help of our customers, we can prevent clothing and shoes from being simply tossed away so they can be reused or reverted to basic materials for manufacturing, producing far less waste.”
 
American Eagle Outfitters’ commitment to closing the loop on the textile production cycle brings increases awareness of the growing issue of textile waste, as currently more than 22.3 billion pounds of unwanted clothing, shoes and other textiles end up in U.S. landfills annually. Instead, I:CO works with partner brands to collect and sort all donated materials by more than 350 different criteria to determine their most effective next use, from reuse and recycling to upcycling into new materials and products.
 
“We are humbled and inspired by American Eagle Outfitters’ commitment to dramatically scale up their textile recycling program and take on this important issue in the apparel industry,” said Stephan Wiegand, CEO of I:CO. “We can’t wait to see what happens when American Eagle Outfitters’ employees and customers work together to create a culture and habit of environmental consciousness by giving a second life to their used and unwanted goods.”
 
This broadened partnership with American Eagle Outfitters builds upon I:CO’s work across the apparel and footwear industry in more than 50 countries and with more than 60 brands, including H&M, Levi Strauss & Co., The North Face, Puma and Forever21.
 
About I:CO
I:Collect USA is a global, end-to-end solutions provider for apparel, footwear and other textiles reuse and recycling. Through its simple take-back system and worldwide infrastructure, I:CO aims to keep used clothing and shoes in a continuous closed loop product cycle thus reducing waste, preserving material resources, protecting the environment and enabling sustainable consumption.
 
About American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. is a leading global specialty retailer offering high-quality, on-trend clothing, accessories and personal care products at affordable prices under its American Eagle Outfittersand Aeriebrands. 

American Eagle Outfitters


Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Sep 2017

Govt announces new duty drawback rates for garments

The Government of India has today announced the new duty drawback...

Courtesy: ITMA

Textiles | On 22nd Sep 2017

ITMA 2019 to focus on smart garment technologies

ITMA 2019, the world's largest textile and garment technology...

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Sep 2017

New US FTC rule for RN used on textile product labels

The US Federal Trade Commission recently streamlined requirements...

Interviews View All

Saket Garg
Garg Corporation

The biggest challenge is lack of skilled workforce and competition from...

Headhonchos
Indian fashion industry

Organic the first choice of any environment-conscious person

Yash Maniyar
Rekha Maniyar

Indian fashion market is growing at a staggering rate

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

September 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
74.5%
No
12.8%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.7%
No
25.5%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.2%
No
6.4%
Skip
6.4%

Total Votes: 47

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
70.2%
No
10.6%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 47


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search