At Roomie, we're passionate about providing you with the most comfortable and sustainable bedding options. But what's equally important to us is making sure we do our part to protect the planet. That's why we're thrilled to announce our collaboration with UPPAREL, a company that's leading the charge in textile waste revolution in Australia and New Zealand. Together, we can take steps to close the loop on textile waste and make a positive impact for future generations.
Why Textile Waste Needs Radical Intervention: Textile waste is a pressing issue, with over half a billion kilograms of unwanted textiles ending up in Australian landfills every year. That's a staggering amount of waste, and 95% of it could be recycled. It's time to rethink how we handle old textiles, and UPPAREL is leading the way.
How UPPAREL Works Its Magic:
Collect: Conscious individuals and businesses send their unwanted textiles through UPPAREL's online clothing collection and donation bins, diverting valuable materials from landfills.
Reuse: Usable textiles are offered to charities, social enterprises, and non-profits, ensuring they find a second life, benefitting those in need.
Sort: UPPAREL meticulously sorts and grades each item to determine the best recovery channel—reuse, repurpose, or recycle.
Recycle: Textiles unfit for wear are transformed into UPtex, a ground-breaking material used for packaging, signage, homewares, and more.
UPPAREL operates on a triple bottom line framework: people, planet, and profit. Their commitment to preserving the environment by eradicating textile waste has saved millions of items from ending up in landfills, prevented thousands of kilograms of greenhouse gases, and diverted millions of kilograms of textiles. That’s a Roomie we want to be friends with!
Join the Movement: Here's how you can make a difference:
1. Register for collection on the UPPAREL website.
2. Purchase a $35 shipping label and receive a $35 Roomie voucher.
3. Gather your old, clean textiles for a second life.
4. Pack them in any durable package and attach the label.
5. A courier will pick up your textiles from your front door.
So, let's embrace a circular model and close the loop on textile waste together. We invite our Roomies to join us and UPPAREL in taking sustainable action today. Your old textiles can have a new life, and our planet will thank you for it.