Get a 15% off coupon when you donate a bag of old clothes to H&M stores in Paris.
H&M is known for its trendy low priced clothing. But there’s another way the retail superstore can help you save money, this time while doing something positive for the environment. Simply take a bag of your old clothes (regardless of their brand or state of wear) to a participating H&M store in Paris. You’ll get a 15% off coupon that you can use during your next H&M shopping trip. Note that each bag must contain a minimum of three articles and that stores accept a maximum of two bags per person per day.
Donated clothes are handled in one of three ways:
- Clothes that can still be worn are sold second-hand.
- Unwearable clothing and textiles are transformed into other products such as cleaning cloths.
- Everything else is transformed into fiber textiles or used for another purpose (as insolation, for example).
Given some of its past scandals, some may be hesitant to believe that the store’s sustainability focus is completely disinterested, but H&M states on its site that it does not profit from the collected clothing and that all profits go to humanitarian organizations.
How the H&M Coupon Program Works
So what’s the catch? The coupons are only good for a limited time (usually about a year). The new coupon program is more flexible and beneficial to the consumer than previous offers. In the past, the coupon program offered coupons for 5 € and required a minimum spending of 30€ per coupon. Additionally, only one coupon could be used at a time. Today, each 15% off coupon applies to a specific item. Up to two coupons can be used for the same purchase (for two separate items).
Find out more about the “Why Waste Fashion”? program here.