The Container Store Group and thredUP have teamed up on a Closet Clean Out resale program that allows customers to resell gently-worn items for shopping credit at The Container Store.
The Closet Clean Out program is powered by thredUP’s Resale-as-a-Service (RaaS), which enables retailers to deliver customizable, scalable resale experiences to their customers. The Container Store is the first custom closets retailer to collaborate with thredUP.
“We at The Container Store believe in the power of organization to transform lives, and as a company, we are committed to a sustainable future for ourselves and our planet,” said Melissa Collins, CMO of The Container Store. “We could not be happier with this program, where our customers can give new life to their belongings as they clean out and organize their spaces – and be rewarded with Container Store credit in the process. Together, we can slow fashion waste and reduce its impact on our planet.”
The program launched on May 1, allowing customers to earn an eGift Card to The Container Store for sending in their gently-worn women’s and kids’ clothing, shoes and accessories.
To participate, customers can pick up a thredUP Clean Out Kit from any of The Container Store’s 97 retail stores or generate a prepaid shipping label from containerstore.thredup.com. They then fill any shippable box or bag with apparel, shoes, and accessories from any brand in their closet, and ship it to thredUP for free. For items that sell on thredUP, customers receive an eGIft card that can be used at both The Container Store and online at containerstore.com.
“thredUP was founded to solve a simple problem that most Americans face, which is having too many unworn clothes in our closets,” said James Reinhart, CEO of thredUP. “We've pioneered the simplest way to clean out your closet with our signature Clean Out Kit, and making those available at The Container Store, the go-to destination for home organization, offers customers yet another convenient way to give those clothes a second life. Together, we're reaching a new segment of American consumers to drive greater impact.”
To kick off the program, The Container Store and thredUP are sponsoring a giveaway on Instagram where three winners will each receive a $500 eGift card to The Container Store and a $500 thredUP gift card. The giveaway will close on Friday, May 5 at 11:59 PM CST and winners will be chosen and notified by Friday, May 12.
The Closet Clean Out launch will coincide with The Container Store’s Sustainable Living event, when stores will highlight The Container Store’s curated assortment of sustainably-sourced product offerings. The Container Store is dedicated to helping its customers reduce the use of single-use plastic and environmentally harmful cleaning products and practices, and highlighted offerings will cross a variety of categories, including food preservation and hydration, recycling and composting, and natural cleaning.