USAgain (pronounced "use-again") is a for-profit company that collects unwanted textiles and resells them in the U.S. and abroad, effectively diverting millions of pounds of clothing from landfills, generating new revenue streams for U.S. businesses and non-profits, and fueling local economies in emerging countries.
Founded in 1999, USAgain operates over 10,000 collection bins in 17 states. In 2011 alone, USAgain collected 60 million pounds of clothing, shoes and other textiles. Headquartered in Chicago and operating 11 division offices, USAgain employs over 220 people.
Our mission at USAgain is simple: to provide consumers with a convenient and eco-friendly option to rid themselves of excess clothing, which we divert from wasting in landfills for resale here in the US and abroad.
USAgain redistributes the discarded clothes we collect to places where there is a great need for these items, supporting the local and global economy in the process. By exporting textiles to struggling countries we generate revenue, create green jobs here in the US and abroad, and help to improve the well-being of people in America and around the world.
We're leading the charge to encourage the re-wear, re-use and recycling of clothes and other textiles. Extending the life of clothes and shoes reduces environmental degradation from the manufacturing of new clothing and makes for a healthier planet. Through our work, we hope to encourage people to consider sensible use of our planet's land and resources.
Together, we can work to give clothes a second life and make the world a better and cleaner place for people to live. – less