Recycle. Reuse. ReGirlfriend.
Good things come to those who don't waste
Introducing Recycle. Reuse. ReGirlfriend. our new program that collects old Girlfriend Collective Compressive leggings and upcycles them into new pieces that can be worn again and again... and again.
Only 1% of clothing is recycled worldwide — a lot of the rest is incinerated, downcycled, or tossed into landfills. Gross.
Send us your old Girlfriend and we'll turn it into new Girlfriend, and send you store credit as thanks. We're already used to making new stuff out of old stuff. Now we're making new stuff out of old stuff... out of old stuff.
Why It Matters
The best way to combat textile waste?
Buy only what you need, and recycle what you don't.
How It Works
Buy a shipping label.
Drop your item in the mail.
We recycle it into new Girlfriend gear.
You get $15 toward a future purchase.
- Is the entire legging recyclable?
- Everything that is recycled polyester (RPET) content is fully recyclable. Once your item arrives at the recycling facility, it’s shredded, the polyester is separated from the spandex, and the polyester is recycled into new Girlfriend clothing. There is no way to recycle spandex at this time, but we are always looking for new ways to improve our process.
- What can I send in?
Compressive piecesLike the Compressive High-Rise and Mid-Rise Leggings, Bike Shorts, Run Shorts, Topanga Bras, Paloma Bras, Monroe Bras, Skorts and Unitards.
FLOAT piecesLike the FLOAT Seamless High-Rise Leggings, Bike Shorts, Lola Bra, Cleo Bra and Juliet Bralette.
Socks & UnderwearAll of our socks and underwear are recyclable! To be eligible for store credit, you must send in 5 pairs (of socks and/or underwear) at a time.
Pink PouchesAlthough we don’t issue store credit for returned pink pouches, we’d be happy to accept these back so they can be recycled. These must be included with an eligible ReGirlfriend return package (i.e. they can’t be sent back with their own label).
- What will my old items be recycled into?
- A lot of textile recycling programs “downcycle” old clothes into things like rags or housing insulation. We designed our fabric to be recycled from the beginning, so we’re excited to be recycling your old Girlfriend items into new Girlfriend items with the same quality and buttery soft feel you know and love. Ooh.