We Pioneered The World’S First Sock Recycling Program

We made it possible to clear out your sock drawer and earn $15 credit to spend on recycled cotton socks. Now we’re giving you the opportunity to recycle more than just your old socks. Introducing – Our Clothing Recycling Collection.

Why Recycle Your Socks With Us?


Diversion Vs Production

Shop guilt-free.

We’re diverting 10 times what we produce. Meaning for every single pair of socks that we’re producing and selling, we’re saving 10 pairs from going to landfill – so you can shop with us sustainably.


Greenhouse Gases Saved

Make a positive impact.

For every 1kg of socks we divert from landfill, we’ll be preventing 3-4kg of greenhouse gases from polluting the atmosphere and contaminating the air that we breathe.


Home Compostable Satchel

It’s easy and convenient.

We’ll send you a 100% home compostable satchel and all you need to do is fill it with your old socks, seal it up and drop it off at an Australia post box or outlet.

Got Clothes And Shoes You Need To Get Rid Of Too?

After the success of our sock recycling initiative, we’ve decided to tackle ALL clothing items, and shoes too. Now you can send us your old, damaged or unwanted items and we’ll prepare them for reuse, repurposing and recycling!
But wait, it gets even better!
The cost for your collection starts from $25 and provides you with an allowance of 10kg to be collected, but you’ll score this instantly back in store credit! We’ll collect them from your front door so you don’t have to leave the house! AND we’re the only people who accept old shoes for reuse and recycling! Talk about a WIN!

Sock Recycling FAQ’s

How Many Pairs Can I Send Back?

Our home compostable return satchels can fit up to 500g — which is roughly equivalent to 10 adult pairs of socks (or 20 odd socks).

Do I Need To Wash My Socks Before Sending Them?

Yes please! Our team cannot accept unwashed socks as it risks contaminating all other pairs being prepared for up-cycling and recycling. Please wash your socks before sending them to us!

Can I Fill My Return Satchel With Any Brand Of Old Socks Or Do They Have To Be Upparel Socks?

When you purchase a return satchel, you can fill it with ANY brand of old socks. Just make sure you don’t go over the 500g weight limit and please ensure your socks are washed prior to sending them to us! We cannot accept unclean socks for recycling!

Do I Earn Store Credit For Purchasing A Return Satchel?

New customers will earn a $15 store credit for their first return. All subsequent returns will not qualify for credit — but don’t panic, we’ll still repurpose or recycle your old pairs if you send back more than one satchel.

Can I Purchase A Return Satchel If I Cancelled Or Paused My Subscription Previously?

Yes — and you can fill it with ANY brand socks to return to us (it doesn’t have to be old pairs of UPPAREL). We’ll issue you with a $15 store credit for your first return.

Where Can I Drop Off My Return Satchel?

You can drop off your return satchel/s at any red Australia Post box or over the counter at any Australia Post outlet.

Can I Buy More Than 1 Return Satchel?

There is a limit of 3 satchels per transaction.

Do I Need To Print Off A Label For My Return Satchel?

Nope! We’ll send your satchel to you with a printed label already stuck on. All you need to do is fill it up and drop it off (and make sure the label remains visible…)

What If I Don’T Receive My Delivery?

Please send our team an email at hello@upparel.com.au and we’ll get back to you with a resolution.

I’Ve Purchased A Return Satchel. When Will The Credit Be Applied To My Account?

If you purchased a satchel for $15 then you’ll receive your $15 store credit within 1 business day of finalising your purchase and it will be sent to the email used to Checkout.

How Can I Use My Store Credit?

Simply copy and paste your unique credit into the coupon field in the Checkout and you will receive $15 off your order total! Credit does not apply to additional sock recycling satchels, clothing recycling collections or limited edition products.

How Long Is My Store Credit Valid For?

Your credit is valid for 30 days from the date of issue and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

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