Statistics show that people don't wear 25% of their old clothing in their closets. This past week, an eco-friendly company was launched to help people rid themselves of this problem. thredUP is a service that allows you to exchange the old clothing that you were bored of, or don't wear for whatever reason, for new ones. In a nutshell, it is a fairly basic concept, out with the old you, in with the new you! You can swap everything from video games to text books on the internet, why not old clothing?
The company has a very basic 3 step process, to recycle your old clothing.
- Tell thredUP exactly what you like. They shop other people's closets to find you hidden gems in your size that they think you'll love.
- Let thredUP know the great items you're no longer wearing. They will find thredUP members who are interested in items like these.
- thredUp manages the peer-to-peer exchange. You send and receive items using their pre-paid envelopes – no trips to the Post Office, ever!