Got some vintage A.BCH you want to return to us? We will take back any A.BCH garment that you no longer want and use it for research and development and recycling. Just email us to request a shipping label, print it out, pack up a box of goodies, and our carbon neutral couriers will do the rest.
Any returns you make must be A.BCH original garments, in any condition whatsoever. What's in it for you? $10 credit towards your next A.BCH purchase for every 500 grams of clothing returned (we see it as half a kilo less textile in landfill - so worth it). What happens to the clothes? Depending on the condition of the garments, they will either be:
– Mended for future re-sale programs (coming in 2020)
– Deconstructed and used for new garment development
– Used in our ongoing recycling pilot + eventually, made into brand new yarns
Doing the right thing has never been easier.
Are You a Recycler?
Recyclers, rejoice! Every A.BCH garment is fully accounted for, from fibre to finish. To find out exactly what any given piece is made from, click on Product Code, and type in the A. number fixed to the garment and you'll get the full break down. If it's no longer intact, send us a photo here and we'll get back to you with the bill of materials, pronto.
All A.BCH pieces are created from biologically circular materials. Generally speaking, each A.BCH piece is able to be either composted or recycled. Mechanical recyclers will need to remove the buttons and bio-elastics (which can be re-used or composted) whereas chemical recyclers equipped for any type of cellulosic material should be able to input the entire garment. The only exception is for garments numbered A.01 – A.30, these pieces will need their rPET A.BCH tag removed prior to any recycling or composting method. A.31 garments onward do not require the tag to be removed.