How H&M, Eileen Fisher, and LuxAnthropy Are Putting an End to Landfill Waste
Now in its eighth iteration, the H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection is constantly expanding the boundaries of the Swedish giant’s sustainable efforts. Receive 15 per- cent off the recycled cashmere or polyester velvet pieces from the fall collection, or 10 percent at sister brand &Other Stories, in-store, by donating a grocery-size bag of unwanted clothing from any manufacturer. The retailer is zeroing in on its 2018 goal to divert 3 million pounds of textiles from the trash. As of September, H&M was just 500,000 pounds short of that number.
For over 30 years, Eileen Fisher has been committed to honing her sustainable business practices, whether that means company-funded acupuncture for employees or turning old garments into wall art. For brand devotees, the designer’s Renew pro-gram offers customers a $5 credit for each donated Eileen Fisher item. Depending on condition, your preowned goods could be resold or wind up overdyed, deconstructed, and back in next season’s lineup..
Former PR and marketing exec Jennifer Mann Hillman and her former costume de-signer and stylist pal Lisa Eisler, cofounders of the site LuxAnthropy, have taken brilliant advantage of the online resale boom—with a philanthropic twist. Simply mail in your preloved Louboutins and other high-end items (home pickup is offered to L.A. residents), and the duo will post them for sale.Then select from among more than 15 partnered charities to donate a percentage of the60 percent you receive from the final sale. LuxAnthropy will, in turn, donate 5 percent of its 40 percent profit. A Gucci bag that model Cheryl Tiegs recently sold for $249 will provide over 40 meals to individuals impacted by serious illness in the Los Angeles area through Project Angel Food.