Return your old clothing for proper recycling, completely on us.

Send us back your worn or outgrown clothing for complete and genuine reprocessing. We separate the components of your garments into synthetic and natural fibers, expediting the recycling production and reducing the chance of rejection.

Why send it back?

Garments with mixed material compositions are often rejected or require additional sorting efforts. Synthetic fibers (such as nylon and polyester) have different properties and melting points compared to natural fibers (like cotton and wool). This difference makes it challenging for recycling facilities to process such mixed-material garments efficiently. By separating the synthetic shells from their natural interlinings, the chances of rejection are reduced to almost zero.

Functions and Life Cycle

  • Nylon is a powerhouse material in apparel textiles, known for its strength, durability, and flexibility. It can be recycled through mechanical or chemical processes, finding new life in textiles, carpets, and industrial applications. For instance, recycled nylon fibers are used in apparel textiles like clothing, stockings, and swimwear, as well as in carpeting and automotive components.

  • Polyester is highly versatile, offering resilience, wrinkle resistance, moisture-wicking capabilities, and vibrant colors. Recycling polyester involves innovative techniques like melting and extruding into new fibers or unraveling into monomers for polymerization, contributing to a range of applications. Examples include clothing items such as shirts, pants, dresses, and sportswear made from recycled polyester fibers, insulation materials like polyester batting for jackets and comforters, and packaging materials like recycled PET bottles used in textiles and non-woven fabrics.

  • Polypropylene's recycling journey includes mechanical processes that reshape it into fresh fibers or products, contributing to textiles, automotive components, packaging, and household essentials. Specific examples of recycled polypropylene applications include textiles such as thermal underwear, base layers, socks, and activewear, automotive parts like recycled PP used in interior components like door panels and dashboard trim, and packaging materials such as recycled PP containers and packaging films.

  • Offering elasticity, abrasion resistance, water resilience, and stretch, polyurethane is a key player in textile coatings and laminates. Recycled PU materials find their way into footwear, apparel, upholstery, automotive interiors, and insulation materials. Examples include recycled PU used in footwear like shoe soles and insoles, apparel such as PU coatings for waterproof garments and synthetic leather products, and upholstery and furniture using recycled PU foam in cushions and mattresses.

  • PVC adds durability to rainwear. Its recycling involves mechanical processes like grinding into particles for new creations or blending for enhanced functionalities. Recycled PVC shines in pipes, packaging, flooring, outdoor furniture, and recycled PVC fabrics, showcasing eco-conscious design in various applications. For instance, recycled PVC materials are used in pipes and plumbing fittings, packaging materials like films and containers, and outdoor furniture and flooring products utilizing recycled PVC for durability and sustainability.

  • Spandex, also known as Lycra or Elastane, can be challenging to recycle due to its complex molecular structure. Traditional recycling methods are less feasible for Spandex fibers compared to other synthetic materials like polyester or nylon.

    Due to the challenges in recycling these fibers, L. MILLER chooses to steer away from using Spandex in stretch products. We prioritize materials that align with sustainable practices and are more easily recyclable or have established recycling processes. This decision reflects our commitment to environmental responsibility and our efforts to minimize the environmental impact of our products.