Sock Return & Textile Recycling Program

What is it?

Our sock return & textile recycling program assists in collecting your grip socks purchased from us, after they have served their purpose and arranging for them to be either repurposed or broken down into new textiles, avoiding going into landfill.

Currently, we can only accept grip socks purchased from our store and have been washed and cleaned by you.

 

Why should I use it?

In Australia approximately 6,000 kilograms of clothing textiles make their way into landfill every 10 minutes and per capita, we are the second largest consumers of textiles in the world, as reported by ABC Australia.

In landfill, while some textile waste is biodegradable, unfortunately, a lot of it is not such as polyester & lycra, or can take considerable amounts of time to biodegrade. Therefore, by participating in textile recycling or repurposing your disused textiles we have hopes to achieve a sizable reduction in contributing to landfill. It should also be noted, that currently, not all textiles are capable of being recycled with a textile recycler, but technology is catching up to close that gap!

What do I need to do?

  1. Wash the grip socks :)
  2. Try to save your mailing envelope & cardboard packaging from purchase to reuse or another mailer envelope is fine too and mail your clean grip socks to: Grip AF, Level 1, 1 - 5 Link Road, ZETLAND NSW 2017
  3. Give yourself a pat on the back for reducing landfill! You legend!

Once received from you, we then transport them to a textile recycler to either be repurposed or turned into new textiles. We stress the importance of clean grip socks as otherwise the textile recycler cannot repurpose or break the grip socks down :)

Thank you for supporting  sustainable fashion!