In the best-case scenario, your returned clothing will find up in a discount sale or sitting in a warehouse until they are out of season. However, in most situations, these returns end up in landfills. Disposing of clothing the right way can help avoid environmental problems and save money too! For example, instead of sending clothing that may be worn again to waste, consider recycling it or donating it instead.
Clothing has a lot of water vapor inside of it so it will evaporate if it isn't used within six months. This is called "wearing out." Worn-out clothing no longer provides protection from the elements or cold injuries, and it becomes less durable over time. You should try to wear only half of your closet at a time to allow for new items to come in while still giving away old stuff.
Returns are bags of old clothing that retailers don't want anymore. They place these returns in a dumpster behind their store where they are destroyed by heat or bacteria or dumped into landfill sites. Return policies vary by brand but generally include shoes, bags, and clothing of any kind. These items make up about 80% of all material ending up in landfill sites.
The good news is that there are ways to reduce the amount of clothing you need to buy.
If you do remove the tags and/or lose the receipt, the items must be in pristine condition (no wear and tear, creases, or stretched-out regions) for anybody to consider the return. Otherwise, you will not be reimbursed.
The store you returned from may have a policy of its own, so check with them first before returning any item. In fact, even with an authorized dealer, there are limits on what they will reimburse you for. So if your item doesn't fit, is damaged, or just isn't your style, they aren't going to pay for it.
The best way to make sure you're getting a full refund is to bring all of your items in person to the location where you bought them. This way, the staff can view the items in question and give you an accurate price adjustment if necessary.
It's also important to remember that no store will reimburse you for used items. Even if the label has been removed, if there are signs of use, the item cannot be returned.
Finally, make sure to keep your receipts as proof of purchase if you need to file a claim later. They may ask for them during the reimbursement process.
If you need to return your End Clothing purchase for any reason, you may do so within 14 days of receiving it by filling out your Collect+ delivered by Yodel label and returning it to us. You will need to provide a valid form of identification (such as a driver's license or passport) with your order number on it.
Please note that we cannot accept returns on final-sale items, swimwear, underwear, socks, gift cards, or items damaged through wear and tear. Items that are not returned in new condition will not be refunded.
End Clothing supports our customers' right to recycle their products responsibly. Here is more information about how you can reuse or recycle your End Clothing purchases:
Reuse - good quality items such as jeans, shirts, and sheets can be reused by individuals or small businesses. To learn more, visit End Clothing's Reuse page.
Recycle - End Clothing uses recycled plastic bottles to make some of its products. All other materials are discarded in environmentally friendly ways.
Many retailers may let you return clothing without tags, although it may be more difficult than if the price tags were still attached. Return policies are often more flexible at stores that place a high value on customer happiness. Tagless returns are less prevalent at specialty retailers and "quick fashion." You can usually get a refund by sending the item back to the store with your pre-printed shipping label from Utsav Style.
If you don't want to go through the hassle of returning items without tags, then make sure you ask about return policies before you start shopping. If a store doesn't allow tagless returns, then they aren't worth your time.
Also note that some retailers may require you to send an image of the tagless item via text or email. Others may accept a video file sent via Dropbox or Google Drive.
Finally, some retailers may have special rules for items that arrive damaged or missing labels. Find out what their return policy is before you buy anything expensive.
In short, you can usually return clothes with tags if you want to. It's usually not a problem unless the store requires that the tags be remaining attached when returned. Also remember that some retailers may have specific requirements for returned goods so check their policies before you buy anything expensive.
When clothing are collected for recycling, several things might happen to them. The apparel is first gathered at the collecting site. It is then transported to a sorting factory where it is separated into garments to be exported overseas for resale (this is difficult and has some advantages and disadvantages). The remaining material is sent to recycling plants where it is turned into new products - including fiber for making new clothes.
Clothing recycling has become popular in developed countries because it reduces the amount of waste going to landfill and helps conserve resources. Recycling also provides new opportunities for used clothing manufacturers to re-use old materials instead of dumping them.
In conclusion, when you recycle your clothes, they are recycled into new products that are in demand in the market. This means that you are helping the environment by reducing the amount of resources that would otherwise have been wasted.