order

a collection bag

order

a collection bag

the most convenient way to clear out
your kid’s clothes

An easy way to pass on your unwanted clothes, support your community and ensure your items don’t end up in landfill.
All right from your doorstep.

We take your unwanted or outgrown kid’s clothing off your hands regardless of state. From there, quality items are passed on for community good and items that are beyond use 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 kids for a year at a time and saving their family between $200-400 per year.
  • Reduces textiles going to landfill which prevents approximately 1.3kgs of Greenhouse Gasses from going into the atmosphere.

 

how to get started

the most convenient way to clear out your kid’s clothes


An easy way to pass on your unwanted clothes, support your community and ensure your items don’t end up in landfill. All right from your doorstep.

We take your unwanted or outgrown kid’s clothing off your hands regardless of state. From there, quality items are passed on for community good and items that are beyond use are sent to our recycling and repurposing partners.

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

  • Contributes towards at least two Gear Box clothing parcels, clothing kids for a year at a time and saving their family between $200-400 per year.
  • Reduces textiles going to landfill which prevents approximately 1.3kgs of greenhouse gasses from going into the atmosphere.

 

how to get started

1. order

 Purchase a collection bag.
Collections cost $20 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?
Our collection bags are POLLAST!C sized 420mm x 594mm made from 100% Ocean Bound Plastic pollution 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 sneakers?
Yes, your great quality sneakers will be sent to Lazy Sneakers, an incredible project that has provided 11,100 shoes for children & families all over NZ.  You can also drop off your usable sneakers directly at a collection site – visit lazysneakers.co.nz

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.

I have boxes of clothing, can you accept bulk collections?
Yes, please contact hello@ripplemovement.co.nz to chat.

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

hello@ripplemovement.co.nz

0800 328 433

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