About I:CO

What is I:CO?

TURNING OLD INTO NEW – A GOOD IDEA, WELL-THOUGHT-OUT!

I:CO stands for I:Collect. We are a solutions provider for clothing and shoes reuse and recycling with offices in Germany, the United Kingdom, in the United States and in Japan. I:CO aims to keep consumers’ clothing and shoes in a closed loop production cycle where these goods can be reprocessed and reused again and again, through I:CO’s innovative take-back system and global infrastructure. This protects the environment, reduces waste and preserves resources.

Did you know?
The production of a T-shirt consumes between 10,000 and 30,000 liters of water and means additional CO2 emissions of 3.6 kg. With a recycling process, only 5 to 10 percent of these quantities are used or produced!

How does I:CO work?

HERE’S HOW – WIN-WIN SITUATION FOR MANKIND AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Why is it worthwhile joining in? The I:CO system is simple yet ingenious. Numerous commercial partners are involved such as Levi’s, Intimissimi, Adler and Reno.

I:CO collects clothing as well as shoes in cooperation with these retail partners, organises the transport to the sorting and recycling plant, sorts the items and promotes a closed loop recycling structure. With that system, we offer producers and retailers a platform to meet their product responsibility. This creates the basis for a permanent, 100 % reuse of resources. The aim is to integrate all collected clothing and shoes into a recycling process, while completely eliminating waste products.   

The I:CO take-back system makes textile recycling a convenient experience and creates mutual benefits – for apparel brands and consumers alike. By bringing in their clothes to the stores of I:CO partner companies, customers receive a redeemable voucher towards a future purchase.


Did you know?
It is already possible to recycle 30 % of the old items collected – and that figure is rising. Textiles are used, for example, as insulation material for the construction industry, for cushioning and filling material, for stuffed toys, insoles or bags; shoes are turned into floorings, keyrings, protective packaging, pellets or hard casing.

The I:CO philosophy

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY – ECOLOGICAL CONCEPT MEETS CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Implementing good ideas ourselves, and helping to get other good ideas moving by enhancing customers’ consciousness, enabling retailers to take product responsibility, saving resources, reducing textile waste and supporting charitable projects. That includes also to foster a sustainable handling of clothing and shoes. Therefore, I:CO is always verifying new possibilities of reuse and recycling together with its parent company and partners.

I:CO – The company

PART OF A STRONG GROUP – SUCCESSFUL IN EUROPE OR AN EYE ON THE INTERNATIONAL AND GLOBAL STAGE

I:Collect (I:CO) is an international solutions provider for clothing and shoes reuse and recycling. The company is part of the SOEX GROUP and has offices in Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and in the United States. Through its innovative retail take-back system and worldwide infrastructure, I:CO aims to keep consumers’ clothing and shoes in a closed loop production cycle where these goods can be reprocessed and reused again and again. This reduces waste, preserves material resources and protects the environment. I:CO has take-back programs with more than 60 retail partners.

 

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