Roughly 800 pieces of EILEEN FISHER
clothing arrive at our recycling centers
every day. We sort through each piece
and resell what’s in perfect condition.
Many of the pieces we take back are in
great condition, except for a few minor
color flaws. Overdyeing with plant-based
ingredients gives them a new lease on life.
We use techniques like reweaving and
patching to mend broken clothes. These
repairs—and the stories they tell—only
make each piece more beautiful.
25% of the clothes we take back are
damaged beyond repair. We deconstruct
these pieces and resew the remaining
fabric to create unique patchwork designs.
We're experimenting with new ways to use
old clothes. With felting, our designers layer
scraps of fabric and needle punch them
together to create one-of-a-kind textiles.