// Blacks launches recycling initiative as part of partnership with The British Heart Foundation
// Blacks will offer a 15% discount to customers who donate unwanted clothing & footwear in stores
Blacks has become the latest retailer on the UK’s high street to launch a recycling initiative.
The outdoor clothing and accessories retailer has teamed up with The British Heart Foundation to offer a 15 per cent discount to customers who donate their unwanted clothing and footwear within its stores.
“Donations will be collected from Blacks and sent to one of British Heart Foundation’s 750 nationwide shops and stores,” Blacks said in a statement.
Customers who donate to the shops will also be able to receive discounts from other outdoor retailers such as The North Face and Berghaus.
Meanwhile, British luxury retailer Burberry teamed up with The RealReal in the US to encourage consumers to resell their unwanted Burberry items.
John Lewis has also announced that customers who recycle fashion through the retailer would be paid £3 per piece to put towards further purchases.
Blacks currently operates from 58 stores on the high streets and in retail parks.
The retailer entered a pre-pack administration in 2012 and was acquired by sports goods retailer JD Sports in a £20 million deal, which led to Blacks’ head offices being relocated to JD’s head offices in Bury.