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Long Live The Jean
Long Live The Jean

A New Way to Do Well

Join Madewell Forever and do your part to keep clothes out of landfills. You can clean out your closet or fill it with preloved Madewell—or both (!).

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The greatest jeans get better with time. You know the ones. They’re the “wear everywhere” pair. The ones that never see the inside of your closet.

Eventually, though, they fall out of rotation. You know how it goes.
Your denim collection starts to get a little bigger, and then you have some tough decisions to make.

73% of preloved clothes are sent to a landfill or incinerated
instead of being reused or recycled.*

It doesn’t have to be so (!).

When you give a pair of jeans a second life,
you reduce its environmental impact by 82%.*

That’s why we launched Madewell Forever
with ThredUp, a new way to do well.

How It Works

YOU CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSET

Gather up old clothes from
any brand. We’ll take skinnies from 2013, last year’s sundress—
you name it (!).

Jeans from any brand can be dropped off at your local Madewell store (and, bonus, you can score a thredUP Clean Out Kit while you’re there).

Not just doing denim? Print out a free shipping label at home and send us allllll your other preloved picks.

THREDUP GETS TO WORK

The experts at thredUP
will check out the condition of your secondhand stuff.

Clothes with life left in ‘em will
find a home with someone new. Madewell jeans get listed on Madewell Forever and everything else is sold through thredUP.

WE RECYCLE THE REST

Our friends at
Blue Jeans Go Green™ repurpose denim that has seen better days.

Wearable clothes that don’t make the thredUP cut
are recirculated through
their Rescue program.

Everything else will be reused or responsibly recycled by thredUP’s vetted network of US-based
thrift stores and textile recyclers.

We don’t get a second chance with our planet.

We do get a second chance with our clothes.

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*thredUP

**$20 discount valid on purchase of full-price Madewell branded jeans made in Madewell stores or at madewell.com when you contribute one pair of jeans to Madewell's denim upcycling program. Not valid on phone orders. Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other offer. Discount not valid on Madewell Forever styles or third-party branded merchandise. All denim collected at stores will be recycled through Cotton's Blue Jeans Go Green™ program or resold through Madewell Forever or thredUP.com. Terms are subject to change. Blue Jeans Go Green™ is a trademark of Cotton Incorporated.