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Published May 23rd 2020
Introducing the world's first Circular Subscription Club
Images - MANRAGS 2020
MANRAGS (MR) operate on the ethos that clothing should look good, feel good and be good for the planet. Believing that we ought to take responsibility for the entire life of our purchased items and not add to the hundreds of thousands of tonnes of landfill, they've created smart ways to up-cycle, reuse, and repurpose your unwanted clothing, linen and shoes. Donating your unwanted clothes that no longer bring joy to you has never been easier. They will pick up from your doorstep, inclusive of rural areas. It does however come at a cost.
For every 10kgs of acceptable items, it'll cost you $25 for pick up and you will get $25 of store credit on your first collection only, to shop at MANRAGS. The cost for contactless pickup is unavoidable with couriers and other entities to pay, but you can feel smug about doing something wonderful for the environment. Drop-offs cannot be accepted at this point in time, but if changes happen down the track, they'll keep the public informed.
MANRAGS are transparent (all info on their Facebook page in conversations) about the fact that they have items manufactured outside of Australia and are only too happy for you to private message them your email address so they can give you information about their current manufacturing process. In a nutshell, manufacturing in Australia is unfortunately not feasible as first and foremost they don't have their own factory and Australian wages are not commensurate with what people want to spend on clothing items to keep them in business.
However, it's a big plus that they're saving Australia all that landfill, creating employment, and allowing the community to recycle items that are not usually accepted by op shops. If you don't live in Victoria but want to be a part of taking care of our environment by not adding to landfill, SEE HERE, plus you can still contact them via their Facebook page and website if you have questions or need clarification AND to stay updated.
Most of all, don't forget they're also a business you can SHOP from. They have FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE. SUBSCRIBE HERE and receive premium recycled cotton socks, underwear or both every month to your doorstep. They don't believe in contracts, so you can pause or cancel at ANY time! You can of course also shop for your individual socks and underwear by gender or as a gift pack. So look good, feel good and do good today. What a relief and money well spent that we can ethically send unwanted items to MANRAGS.
MANRAGS exist as change-makers not only for the community but also for the next generation as they continue to reduce waste in landfill and increase the lifecycle of all textiles and everyone is encouraged to join them. As leaders within the circular economy, they believe that sustainability leads to success for everyone, as we all should. Working together we can achieve some pretty remarkable things. They have already diverted over 29 tonnes of clothing and shoes from landfill, making a huge impact on textile waste and they pledge to recycle or reuse as many products as they distribute by 2022.
For every single kilogram, you send them for reuse and recycling, you will prevent 3-4kgs of greenhouse gasses polluting the air we breathe. They've already prevented 117,192 kilograms thus far from reaching our atmosphere. Explore the brand further on the website. Follow them on Instagram, Linked in and YouTube, and their Facebook page will reveal the many collaborations and connections they are making by partnering with entities like The Closet, Australia's largest online consignment fashion thrift store; St Kilda Mums and so on and collaborating with designers like Sophie Thé of @sophiethestylist to create epic prints. MANRAGS have set their sights on creating meaningful partnerships with other brands and charities who are looking for a place to source quality goods, so if you're one of them, get in touch.