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REWORKING

REPURPOSING

REUSING

About MAKE IT LAST

MAKE IT LAST is a repurposing program that promotes a circle economy approach where you can give your unwanted garments a second life and gain control over your impact.

Send us your unwanted clothes using a prepaid shipping label that we provide. We repurpose the garment(s) and sell it on our store.

When a garment is sold, we donate 15-20% of sales to a cause of your choice from our network of non-profits and organizations.

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What’s the problem?

The fashion industry wastes 15 million tons of textiles every year. Unfortunately, donating to thrift shops or second hand stores does not always guarantee it will be reused or recycled.

Apparel that ends up in landfills contaminate water systems due to dyes and other chemicals from fabrics getting into the soil. Just 1lb of wasted textile equates to 2lbs of CO2 emissions.

TEXTILE WASTE

CO2 EMISSIONS

CONTAMINATED WATER

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How does it work?

  1. Fill out the MAKE IT LAST Application.

  2. Choose a cause/organization for proceeds to be donated to.

  3. Send us your unwanted garments using a free, prepaid shipping label that we send.

  4. We repurpose eligible garments in-house or in collaboration with other designers.

  5. Someone purchases the garment(s) from our online store.

  6. 15-25% of the total sale gets donated directly to the organization you selected.

 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Is it free to send my clothes?

Absolutely.  After filling out the application form and are eligible, we will send you a physical and digital prepaid shipping label free of charge to use to send your package.

How do I send my clothes?

Gather the garments you want to send. Put up to 10 garments in any general shipping mailer or box. Secure the package.

Attach the prepaid shipping label we sent via mail or print out the PDF copy to the outside of your package. Give the package to any shipping carrier -- USPS, UPS, FEDEX, etc.

Can I send any type of clothes?

We accept all styles and colors of garments except for infant and toddler items, used socks, and used undergarments.

Garments should be clean before you send them. They should not have excessive rips or holes that were not intentionally there. Normal wear and tear is fine.

Let’s put it this way, if you would not wear it in public as is, we probably would not accept it either.

I live outside of the U.S. and Canada, can I still participate?

At the moment, we do not accept Make It Last submissions from outside of the United States and Canada. However we are working to open the program globally in the foreseeable future.

Can I send blankets, towels, or fabric scraps?

No. We do not accept any of these items, clothing only.

How many clothes can I send?

We can accept a maximum of 10 garments per package/submission. However you can send multiple packages (one per approved submission) if you submit multiple applications.

Will I get a portion of the sale?

No. Garments you donate become property of Most Prominent Co. and therefore if sold, you are not entitled to any portion of the sale.

15-25% of every sale from the MAKE IT LAST Program gets donated directly to the organization that you chose on your application. See the Terms of Service for full details.

Will you repurpose all my clothes?

Due to our current labor resources, we may not be able to repurpose all or any eligible garments you send.

Don’t fret! We send garments we do not repurpose to Helpsy, a for-profit B-Corp that provides clothing collection containers to businesses and gives clothes to those in need.

How do you repurpose clothes?

All MAKE IT LAST garments are repurposed in-house or in collaboration with other designers. Repurposing garments can be as simple as screen printed designs and patch work or as complex as restructuring the entire piece through cutting and sewing.

How long does it take to repurpose my donated clothes?

After we receive your package and sort through the eligible garments, it can take anywhere from 5-10 days to repurpose and have on the website.

Can I purchase clothes that I donated?

You sure can. Garments you donate become property of Most Prominent Co. and therefore when on the website, can be purchased as any normal product.

What happens if clothes I donate do not sell?

We will keep repurposed garments on our online store indefinitely until it gets sold unless otherwise notified.

How will I know when the organization of my choice has been donated to?

We will notify you via email if we repurpose the garment(s) you donate and if it has sold.

 

The community of organizations you are supporting.

 
 
 
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Clean Clothes Campaign

The garment industry's largest alliance of labor unions and non-governmental organizations. The civil society campaign focuses on the improvement of working conditions in the garment and sportswear industries.

 

Fabscrap

A non-profit that provides convenient pickup and textiles recycling for businesses in New York City. They rethink textile waste and engage with the local creative community in the reuse of textiles.

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Helpsy

An environmental, for-profit, B corporation with a social mission. They believe there are more clothes than people who need clothes. Helpsy gets clothes to those who need them, while also keeping clothes out of the trash.

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Garment Worker Center

A worker rights organization with the mission to organize low-wage garment workers in Los Angeles in the fight for social and economic justice. GWC addresses the systemic problems of wage theft, unhealthy and unsafe working conditions, and the abusive and inhumane treatment faced by workers on-the-job.