Eileen Fisher's garmnet recycling program Green Eileen brings its sustainable rewards program to Columbia City this spring.

The women's retailer joins the likes of H&M in the mission to reduce environmental waste—but while the Swedish brand will accept any clothing in any condition, items brought to Green Eileen must be gently used and from Eileen Fisher. For each acceptable piece, customers receive a $5 gift card that can be used at any Eileen Fisher store.

If you can't make it out to Columbia City, the DowntownU District, and Bellevue locations serve as drop-off points with the same rewards offer.

Once items are cleaned and sorted, the gently used garments go on sale at Green Eileen, and a percentage of the revenue benefits local nonprofit organizations that support women and girls.

Even if your Eileen Fisher goods are too well-worn to make the cut, the retailer is happy to accept the donation. To prevent these items from becoming landfill waste, Green Eileen holds upcycling workshops where customers can create rugs, fabric jewelry, pillows, and more out of their unwearable cast-offs.

Don't call it new business; the company has a history of giving back and being green, and winning awards from Ms. magazine and others for operating with mindfulness.

The sustainable shop opens in late March, just in time for you to trade in your wool sweaters and chunky cardigans for a new season of Eileen Fisher apparel.

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