Rinse is committed to doing what we can to help and reduce our environmental footprint.
We use highly-efficient washing machines, which compared to traditional washing machines found inside most homes and apartments, conserve significantly more water and can fit more laundry inside. Rinse has helped to save 10's of millions of gallons of water and counting!
We’ll also collect any gently used clothing you wish to donate during any regular Rinse pickup or delivery to make it easier for our customers to recycle their unused clothing. By doing so, we help our customers reduce waste — decreasing the amount of clothing that ends up in the landfill and preventing the extra water usage required to make new clothing.
Since 2013, Rinse has helped to donate over 10 tons of clothing to local community members in need! We don’t just recycle clothing either, we also recycle hangers and plastic wrapping.
Additionally, we practice green dry cleaning. Meaning, our cleaning partners do not use any toxic or harmful cleaning solvents or detergents. At Rinse, we have a strict no perc policy so rest assured your dry cleaning is perc-free.
Not only are we consistently doing our part to help reduce our environmental footprint but we are also proud to be the leading national clothing care provider helping to care for some of the top brands in fashion, including those who share in our mission to reduce waste and build an environmentally sustainable business.
We’ve identified some of the top brands our customers wear and wanted to highlight what they are doing to promote sustainability.
Our Customer's Top 3 Brands and What They're Doing For The Environment
1. Banana Republic
Over the past year, Rinse has cleaned more Banana Republic garments than any other brand — our customers love Banana Republic! Turns out, we love them too because of their commitment to building a sustainable brand.
In September 2019, the brand laid out a plan to use more sustainable materials and reduce waste. By 2023, Banana Republic plans to source and use more sustainable cotton and fibers. And by 2025, the brand is aiming to save at least 20% of water during their manufacturing process and shift towards using “cleaner chemistry” throughout their supply chain.
Fun Fact: Since 2018, Rinse has cleaned more shirts from Banana Republic than any other brand.
2. J. Crew
The second most popular brand among our customer-base is J. Crew. Like Banana Republic, J. Crew has a number of initiatives and protocols in place to help limit their impact on the environment.
For example, the shopping bags at J. Crew are now made from 100% recycled paper. J. Crew is also now sourcing 97% of its paper used for catalogs from sources certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The company has outlined a new policy for sourcing high-quality, recycled paper from verified sources.
Furthermore, since 2002, J. Crew has focused on making all of its brick-and-mortar stores and offices energy efficient by installing energy management systems that allow each building to optimize the heating, cooling, and lighting systems.
Fun Fact: Rinse cleaned more scarves from J. Crew than any other brand between 2018 and 2019.
3. Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers is another top brand our customers seem to like. Rinse is proud to say that we share Brooks Brothers’ mission when it comes to helping local communities and providing clothing donations to those in need.
Since their inception nearly 200 years ago, Brooks Brothers has been investing in and helping local communities throughout the country. The company has partnered with several local and national non-profit organizations, including a 15-year partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital joining them in the fight against childhood cancer.
Fun Fact: Rinse has cleaned nearly 6x more Brooks Brothers shirts than pants over the last year.