order

a collection bag

order

clearing out
just got a whole
lot easier

At last! You can pass on your unwanted clothes, support your community and ensure your items don’t end up in landfill.
All without leaving the house.

We take your unwanted or outgrown kid’s clothing regardless of condition. From there, quality items are passed on for community good and items that are ready to retire are sent to our repair, repurposing and recycling partners. Once your items enter our system, everything is reused or recycled.

Your collection will make an impact.
On average, one Ripple Collection Bag:

  • Contributes towards at least two Gear Box clothing parcels, clothing a child for a year at a time and saving their family between $200-400 per year.
  • Reduces textiles going to landfill which prevents approximately 1.3kg of Greenhouse Gasses from entering the atmosphere.

*Please note our collection bags in Auckland are sized 440mm x 594mm and Nationwide are 440mm x 400mm.

 

Let’s get started

clearing out just got a whole lot easier


At last! You can pass on your unwanted kid’s clothes, support your community and ensure your items don’t end up in landfill – all without leaving the house.

We take your unwanted kid’s clothing regardless of condition. Your quality items are passed on for community good and items that are ready to retire are sent for repair, repurposing or recycling.

Your collection will make an impact.
On average, one Ripple Collection Bag:

  • Contributes towards at least two Gear Box clothing parcels, clothing a child for a year at a time.
  • Reduces textiles going to landfill which prevents approximately 1.3kg of greenhouse gasses from entering the atmosphere..

Please note our collection bags in Auckland are sized 440mm x 594mm and Nationwide are 440mm x 400mm.

 

 

lET’S get started

1. order

 Purchase a collection bag.
Collections cost $20 + shipping covering the cost to hand sort, reuse, repair or recycle to give your items a second life.

2. pack

We will send you a collection courier bag. Fill your bag with pre-washed clothing. Please note: we do not take unclean clothes or items for over the age of 12 years.

3. book

 Book your pick up via your confirmation email and put your bag outside your front door ready for collection OR drop it into any PostShop.

what our customers say

what our customers say


That was therapeutic.

Amy, Auckland


It is so awesome that all those clothes will be helping other families.

Emerald, Hamilton

I am truly so excited by this. I have been talking to so many mums about this issue. I now know what to do with my heavily stained daycare clothing.

Rhiain, Auckland

Very impressed with how easy it was.

 

Nicole, Auckland

I shared our impact stats with the kids – so cool.

Ann, Auckland

I’m already putting some stuff aside for the next bag.

Kat, Wellington

 

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS


What size is the Collection Bag?

We have different sizes for Auckland and Nationwide to make sure we can offer the cheapest courier rate.

Our Auckland collection bags are POLLAST!C sized 420mm x 594mm made from 100% Ocean Bound Plastic pollution and re-recyclable with soft plastics collections.

Our Nationwide collection bags are NZ Post XL bags sized 440mm x 400mm made from 80% recycled plastic and re-recyclable with soft plastics collections.

What clothing don’t you accept?
Unwashed clothing
Underwear, nappies and socks
Bibs
Clothing for adults and kids over 12 years

Do you accept shoes?
Yes, your clean, great quality shoes will be sent to our community partners for reuse. At this time, we cannot recycle shoes.

Do you accept baby swaddles and wraps?

Yes, as well as supplying our Gear Boxes, we have requests from local neonatal units for these items.

Do you accept togs?
Yes, togs that come through our collection bags and Gear Drives will now be passed on to Dean Greenwood Swim School, who will offer these free to kids currently going without so they are kitted out with what they need to participate. Togs need to be in good condition, please note we cannot recycle togs.

Do you accept cloth/reusable nappies, bed linen, sheets, blankets, duvets?
Thank you for checking, we currently do not take these items.

Why is there a cost to send my items?
We know this is different.  Just as we pay to dispose items at landfill and pay for our kerbside rubbish and recycling collections, this is a user pays system.  This fee helps contribute towards the costs involved in delivering our service including payment processing, collection, transport, hand sorting, repair materials and textile recycling. 

Is Ripple a charity?
We are a social enterprise. We hope to be in this for the long haul and are working towards a financially sustainable model so that we do not need to rely on donations or fundraising campaigns to stay afloat, leaving us to focus on our social and environmental objectives.

Questions or feedback?
Contact us on hello@ripplemovement.co.nz

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hello@ripplemovement.co.nz

0800 328 433

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