THE WORLD’S FIRST SOCK RECYCLING PROGRAM IS BACK.

CLEAR OUT YOUR SOCK DRAWER AND EARN $15 CREDIT TO SPEND ON RECYCLED COTTON ESSENTIALS.*

*On your first return only.

CLEAR OUT YOUR SOCK DRAWER AND EARN $15 CREDIT TO SPEND ON RECYCLED COTTON ESSENTIALS.

Recycle your socks

Sock Recycling Satchel

or 4 installments of AU$3.75 by Afterpay More info

  • 10:1 – For every pair of socks we produce, we’re diverting 10 from landfill
  • Compostable Sock Recycling Satchel
  • Fits 10 pairs of socks
  • The perfect sustainable gift idea

AU$15.00

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Why recycle
your socks
With us?

10:1

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.

3-4kg

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.

100%

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 if off at an Australia post box or outlet.

It’s that easy to begin reducing our collective impact on landfill.

Step 1.
Purchase a compostable satchel.

Purchase a compostable satchel for $15 and send us your old socks (Australia only). The satchel fits up to 500g which is roughly equivalent to 10 pairs or 20 single/odd socks. If you’re unsure of how many to include we recommend giving the satchel a quick weigh before sending it off!

Step 2.
First wash, then pack your socks.

As we’ll be sorting them by hand, we can only accept clean socks for reuse and recycling; so be sure to give them all quick wash. When we receive your satchel, our team will sort through your socks to pull out any that we can reuse. These socks will be industrially laundered and prepared for donation to those in need.

Step 3.
Seal the satchel and drop it off.

Once you’ve filled your satchel with old socks, seal it up and drop it off at any red Australia Post box or over the counter at any Australia Post outlet. Now all that’s left to do is spend your $15 store credit on a fresh set of sustainable essentials to instantly refresh your top drawer.

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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

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

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!

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!

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.

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.

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

There is a limit of 3 satchels per transaction.

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…)

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

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.

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.

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