Naturally Rooted In

Authentic denim is made mostly from cotton, a sustainable fiber. We recycle denim (made from cotton) to do good for the earth. We encourage you to rethink what your clothing is made of, refresh your wardrobe, and recognize we all can be doing more to lessen our impact on textile waste. Thanks to the renewability and circularity of cotton, we can reimagine the possibilities of what our old denim can become.


With cotton, it’s easy to do good on Earth Day. Choose clothes that are natural, durable, and recyclable (like denim made from cotton) and celebrate 50 years of Earth Day the sustainable way.

Recycle Denim

Give old denim
new purpose

When you recycle your old denim through our program, we help transform it into creative new products, from insulating material for building efforts to pet bed inserts to thermal insulation used in sustainable food and pharmaceutical packaging.

Recycle Denim

Recycle By Mail

Mail your denim for free thanks to Zappos for Good.*

Box it up

Make sure it's at least 90% cotton and doesn't have any hangers, tags, stickers, or plastic attached.

Print a label

Create or log in to your Zappos or Amazon account and print a shipping label to include with your denim.

Drop it off

Take your box to your local UPS store (Continental U.S. shipping only), and they’ll take care of the rest.

*You may ship up to 50 lbs. of denim in a single shipment through Zappos for Good (even though the label only says 2 lbs).

Recycle Today

Together we’re making a difference

Recycling conserves natural resources, saves energy, and reduces the need for landfill space1, while helping to reduce the approximately 16 million tons of textile waste discarded each year2. For nearly two decades, we’ve been helping reduce textile waste to make a positive impact on our planet.

  1. EPA 2015 Facts & Figures about Materials, Waste and Recycling,
    Textiles Material Specific Data
  2. America Recycles Day® 2017 News Release

denim diverted from landfills:

1,950+ TONS

pieces of denim recycled:


Transforming recycled denim

Since cotton is natural and sustainable, when it’s recycled it can be transformed in creative ways.

The Process

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