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John Lewis & Partners - Buy Back

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RECYCLE YOUR CLOTHES AND EARN REWARDS

Exclusively for my John Lewis & myWaitrose members, our fashion BuyBack scheme pays you for unwanted clothes which you’ve previously bought from us. We’ll make sure they’re reused or recycled,  and never go to landfill. 

KNOW WHAT TO BRING BACK

Choose clothing bought from John Lewis & Partners; eligible BuyBack items include John Lewis own brand and other brands we stock. 

John Lewis & Partners - Buy Back - Womenswear Clothing
John Lewis & Partners - Buy Back - Womenswear Clothing

KNOW WHAT TO BRING BACK

Choose clothing items bought from either John Lewis & Partners, either our own brand or one we stock are elegible BuyBack items.

John Lewis & Partners - Buy Back - Men's items accepted

MENSWEAR

Yes please: Shirts, t-shirts, jumpers, cardigans, jackets, coats, shorts, trousers, jeans, bags and swimwear.

John Lewis & Partners - Buy Back - Women's items accepted

WOMENSWEAR

Yes please: Shirts, t-shirts, jumpers, cardigans, jackets, coats, shorts, trousers, jeans, dresses, jumpsuits, skirts, handbags and swimwear.

John Lewis & Partners - Buy Back - Items not accepted

NO THANK YOU

Sorry, we can’t accept: Childrenswear, lingerie, underwear, socks and tights, accessories, babywear, towels, bedding and nightwear.

how does it work

John Lewis & Partners - Buy Back - Men's items accepted

Choose up to 3 items of unwanted clothing from your wardrobe (men's or women's clothes only).

John Lewis & Partners - Buy Back - Men's items accepted

Make sure all items of clothing are clean and dry and in a reasonable condition. A small rip or tear is acceptable.

John Lewis & Partners - Buy Back - Men's items accepted

Bring your BuyBack items and my John Lewis card or my Waitrose card to a participating shop (see list above).

John Lewis & Partners - Buy Back - Men's items accepted

Browse for something that you'd like to buy in store on the day.

John Lewis & Partners - Buy Back - Men's items accepted

Visit a till point in the Womenswear or Menswear Department at any participating John Lewis & Partners shop or the Welcome Desk at the participating Waitrose & Partners shop and talk to a Partner to get started.

John Lewis & Partners - Buy Back - Men's items accepted

The Partner helping you will check and process your unwanted items when you’re making your next purchase with us. We’ll treat you to £3 credit for each eligible item (up to £9) to spend on the day when you exchange your items at a John Lewis & Partners shop, or a gift card when you exchange at Waitrose & Partners.

WHY DO WE HAVE A BUYBACK SCHEME?

We’re constantly looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment. The fashion industry is a big contributor to global pollution. 

John Lewis & Partners - Buy Back - Menswear Clothing
John Lewis & Partners - Buy Back - Menswear Clothing

KNOW WHAT TO BRING BACK

Choose clothing items bought from either John Lewis & Partners, either our own brand or one we stock are elegible BuyBack items.

DID YOU KNOW?

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In the UK, the average lifetime for an item of clothing is estimated as 2.2 years. Extending the life of clothing by nine months can significantly reduce its environmental impact.

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The average water footprint of a shirt and a pair of jeans is 10,000 to 20,000 litres. The greatest amount is used in growing the cotton required.

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An increase of 10% in second-hand sales of clothing could save 3% more carbon, 4% more water and 1% less waste for every tonne of clothing.

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It's estimated £140 million worth of clothing goes into landfill each year in the UK.

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Clothing has the fourth largest environmental impact after housing, transport and food.

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UK adults only regularly wear 44 percent of the clothing they own.

How we guarantee your clothing doesn't go to landfill

We’ve partnered with Bank and Vogue, one of the largest traders in used goods and a global leader in the circular economy of textiles for over 20 years. They’re also the parent company of Beyond Retro, Europe's largest vintage chain, who will be collaborating closely with us on our exciting BuyBack service.

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How we guarantee your clothing doesn't go to landfill

We’ve partnered with Bank and Vogue, one of the largest traders in used goods and a global leader in the circular economy of textiles for over 20 years. They’re also the parent company of Beyond Retro, Europe's largest vintage chain, who will be collaborating closely with us on our exciting BuyBack service.

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