Since the company launched in 2020, Retold Recycling has diverted approximately 46 tons of textiles from landfill through their bagging service. We’re thrilled to offer our Boody community the opportunity to close the loop and do better for the planet.
Sustainability is at the core of everything we do at Boody. And, now, we’re working with the textile recycling service, Retold, to make it easy for you to donate, upcycle, recycle, and give your unwanted textiles a second life.
How It Works
Order the Bag
Have a t-shirt past it’s prime? A towel the dog ruined? Skinny jeans you never wear? We’ll take them all! Gather them up and order your Second Life Bag (which is compostable and biodegradable). These items are about to find their next chapter.
Ship the Bag
You’ve filled the bag with unwanted textiles, from clothing to bedding and beyond. Now scan the QR code on your bag to print your pre-paid label. Next, drop it off at the post office and send it on its way.
A Second Life
Thanks to our partnership with Retold, we’ll make sure your items are sorted into donate, recycle, and upcycle. This reduces waste, keeps textiles out of landfills, and gives you (and us!) the opportunity to do better for our planet.
Where Does It All Go?
Let someone new love your old goods.
We get charities ONLY what they need & can make money from.
These companies break down textiles to make saleable new fashion.
How do I mail in my Second Life bag?
All you have to do is scan the QR code on your Second Life bag and generate your pre-paid shipping label. Next you print your label, attach, and drop your bag at any USPS location. You’ll never have to wait in line at the Post Office.
What can I include in my Second Life bag?
All clean and dry household textiles and clothes. We accept your best stuff (yes, wedding dresses!) and also items that are really worn i.e a bra where the underwire has come out or that one odd sock.
What happens to the items I put in my Second Life bag?
Well, first - they will be diverted from landfill! #nolandfill Once sorted by the type and quality of garment, they will go to thrift stores, charities, upcyclers, or recycling companies. Everyone has "skin" in the supply chain per se, so there is incentive to not lose items to landfill because that will be a loss of revenue for each partner.
What do you mean by “household textiles”?
Blankets, towels, dish cloths, bed linen, cotton face masks etc! You get the idea :-)
Do you take pillows or cushions?
Unfortunately not, they aren't suitable for resale and are very difficult to recycle, depending on the inners.
Do you take shoes?
Depends on the shoes. Our bags are biodegradable and made from corn starch, so any heels or sharp hardwear will break the bags. Also its very hard to recycle most shoes. But if you have lightweight, new-ish shoes that you think can be donated or resold in a thrift store, throw them in!
So you will take “good stuff” and “bad stuff”?
Sure will! Things you would be inclined to throw away; items you think would be ok to donate and yes, items that can actually be re-sold. We take care of the lot and get the right outlets the right pieces so nothing goes to landfill.
Even my old underwear?
Yes, even your old underwear! Or (laundered) cloth diapers. Or that old blanket that's been in your dog’s kennel for years (once you have washed it, of course!)
But isn't it bad for the environment to use your plastic Second Life bags?
Actually, our bags aren't plastic! They are made from cornstarch and are completely biodegradable and compostable. It was really important to us to find bags that wouldn’t add to landfill.
Speaking of odd socks, where do their pairs actually go?!
We have no idea! But send us those solo guys and we can do something with them! #nolandfill
How long do I have until I have to send in my Retold bags?
You can take as long as you want! Our bags or prepaid delivery labels do not have an expiry date or send-by date!