I:CO clothing and shoe recycling program

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 32 billion pounds of clothing, shoes, and other textiles end up in landfills in the U.S. each year. We aim to be part of the movement towards a circular economy where pre-loved apparel and footwear can be reused or remanufactured into new products.

That’s why we’ve partnered with I:CO (I:Collect) since 2013 to implement a closed-loop recycling program at our corporate office. I:CO’s take-back process makes it possible to collect used clothing and shoes and give them a new life through reuse or recycling. AEO corporate associates recycle their unwanted clothing, shoes, and textiles with I:CO. Items find new homes as second-hand goods or are transformed into new products like insulation and even new fabric.


The more we recycle, the healthier our planet will be.