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We all have a closet full of jeans that we either can’t wear or are way past their prime. It’s time to let go ladies. Those jeans from that one memorable date and that time during your life (college, grad school, unemployment, the day you bought your new home) need to cross over into their new life. Instead of holding on to jeans that just don’t cut it anymore you should give them away. Of course you could drop them off at your local Salvation Army or Goodwill but you can also recycle them and save money while your at it for being kind to the environment.

Madewell (one of our favorite denim brands) has partnered with Blue Jeans Go Green and currently has a sponsored recycling program running (be sure to call ahead to see if your local store is participating). All you have to do is donate your old denim to Blue Jeans Go Green through Madewell for their the Blue Jeans Go Green denim recycling program. In doing so, you’ll be helping to insulate communities in need in the U.S.. All of denim collected through the program is recycled into insulation for homes and is then donated to communities in need. By dropping off your old jeans at Madewell, you’ll get $20 off of a new pair of full price jeans when you donate to Blue Jeans Go Green through December 31, 2015.

This is major motivation to clean out your closet. And while you’re at it, save half the stack for J.Crew because they are currently running a denim donation drive as well.

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