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Nordstrom in new clothing donation initiative

Nordstrom wants to help keep old clothing out of the nation's landfills.

The department store retailer has entered into a partnership with Give Back Box, a company that sends donations to local charities, whereby customers can donate gently used clothing, shoes, jewelry or small household items by mail at no cost (using a Nordstrom box and a prepaid shipping label from the retailer.). All donations will be directed to local nonprofits. (For information on how it works, click here.)

"Our customers have told us they want to be able to clean out their closets in a more environmentally-friendly way," said Erik Nordstrom, co-president of Nordstrom. "By extending the life of their used items, and encouraging them to reuse the box from their recent Nordstrom order, we're trying to make it easy and convenient to help reduce waste while also being able to support local nonprofit organizations."

In addition, the retailer, starting later this week, will begin testing an in-store donation program in its six Nordstrom stores in western Washington. The participating stores will have white, Goodwill-branded donation bins.
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