In partnership with LE RELAIS, we organize an annual collection of old clothes directly in the partner saddleries via a collection terminal. All the textiles collected by Le Relais are sorted and packaged in one of the 14 Le Relais conventioned centers. The pieces will be recycled in different ways:
- • Resold in one of the 73 "Ding Fring" stores for the pieces in better condition.
- • Transformed into Métisse® thermal and acoustic insulation wool; a range of high quality, high-performance building insulation.
- • Sent to 3 relocated sorting centers in Burkina Faso, Senegal and Madagascar. These three sorting centers are the Relais's desire to create sustainable jobs in developing areas. Clothes are again sorted, resold or recycled. These centers keep the local economy alive.
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Why stop there?
In the relatively near future, we would like to succeed in improving the design of your products as well as our materials to be able to recycle our clothes ourselves at the end of their life.
By using more monofiber materials, and by reusing certain elements such as zippers, we would then have the possibility to create new clothes from the old ones. Our ultimate goal is to create a renewable cycle for our products.