Recycling

ONE SMALL STEP TOWARDS HELPING THE PLANET. ONE BIG STEP TOWARDS A BETTER SOCK­DRAWER.

here are the numbers

  • 1000000 tonnes

    In the UK, we generate 1 million tonnes of clothing and textile every single year. That’s a whole lot of landfill. And we want to start setting this right, one sock at a time.

  • 55% reusage

    Just over half of the old pairs of socks we receive will make their way to developing countries, where they’ll be distributed to communities in need.

  • 45% RECYCLED

    The rest of the socks we receive are deconstructed before being given a second chance in life as an industrial textile.

  • 1 Upgraded Sock Drawer

    Every time you send us your old socks not only are you helping the planet, you’re upgrading your sock-drawer. All in all, quite the feat.

how it works

 

  • RETURN

    Re­fill your box with any old, unwanted socks you might have in your sock­drawer. Re­seal the box, pop on the freepost label and send it back to us at The London Sock Exchange

  • SORT

    Each pair of socks is sorted and ranked in order of their highest value, so they can be recycled in the appropriate way. 

  • REUSE

    Socks of sufficient quality are sent to developing countries, where they will be distributed to communities in need. The remaining socks are turned into recycled fibres and given a new life as industrial textiles. Socksy.

SPICE UP YOUR SOCKS LIFE

£60 / year

£15 / quarter

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