As New Yorkers, we know that distressing feeling when you want that special new (sustainable) dress but just don’t have any space left in your closet. Cleaning out your closet can be therapeutic until you realize that whatever you get rid of is just going to end up in a landfill. In fact, textiles already account for 5% of landfill waste.

That's where ModaCycle comes in!

Send us your old dresses, jeans and tops that no longer fit or have gone out of style and we will recycle them for you. In return, we will give you $20 in Modavanti credits, up to a limit of $40 in credits per month.

How does it work?

Step 1 - Email us at with the subject line "Modacycle" and we will give you further instructions.

Important note: We are currently not accepting shoes or jewelry (we’re working on it, we promise).

Step 2 - Once we receive your clothes we will add $20 of Modavanti Credits to your account.

Who pays for shipping?

We do!

What will we do with your clothes?

We will send your unwanted clothes to our designers or to fashion design students at FIT, who will incorporate them into their latest creations and keep them out of landfills. Now you can free up that precious space in your closet and get paid to do it. A definite win-win.

And remember to check out our curated selection of the best recycled/repurposed clothes from around the world.