MANRAGS Textile Recycling Initiative
Finalist in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2020 – Small and Medium Enterprises category
Upon learning about the amount of textile waste generated by Australians each year, MANRAGS undergarments decided to take responsibility for the entire life-cycle of their products and launch its sock recycling program.
They first partnered with a Victorian textile recycler to learn about the process, then engaged a packaging company to supply printed compostable satchels for customers to mail back old and unwanted socks.
Since launching in September 2019, a community of 40,000 members have saved 13,000kg of socks from going to landfill.