Proper Take Back

Join our take back program to help us create a more sustainable future.  Send us your preloved denim and we'll give it a second life.

Mural of ocean made with preloved denim
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At Proper, we believe that, together, we can create a brighter, more sustainable future, one jean at a time. That's why we've created our Take-Back Program, making it easy for you to send in your preloved denim.

Simple Process

Request a prepaid shipping label from our website to send in your denim.

Sustainable Impact

We recycle the denim and use it to create unique art pieces.


Participating in our Jean Take Back Program helps us keep waste out of landfills. By recycling preloved denim, we help reduce waste and promote circular fashion. Join us in making a positive impact on the planet!

Reduces waste and pollution

Conserves natural resources  

Encourages innovation



Discover unique post-consumer products made from denim collected through Proper's Jean Take Back program.


Learn more about our Take-Back Program and how you can recycle your denim.

What denim is accepted?

We accept all types of denim, including jeans, jackets, and shorts, regardless of the condition. Please wash before sending to us :)

What happens to the donated denim?

Once we receive your denim, we carefully sort and process it to create new materials for our circular projects.

Can I donate multiple items?

Yes, you can donate as many denim items as you'd like. Every contribution helps us make a positive impact on the environment.

Why should I send my denim to Proper?

If your denim is in good shape or can be mended for re-wear, we do advocate for you to donate to local charities or thrift shops where you know the item can be given a second life. However, what many people don't know is that, more often than not, clothing sent to donation centers or recycling bins often ends up in landfills because of the volume of clothing those businesses receive.

Is the program free?

Yes, our Take-Back Program is completely free. We cover the shipping costs for you to send us your denim.

Still have questions?

Contact us for further assistance.

Join our Jean Take Back Program

Our circular system keeps denim out of landfills, giving your preloved jeans a new life.  Join us in making a positive impact on the planet, one pair of jeans at a time.