Let's Get Circular

AKA “let’s use up good materials and products instead of tossing them in landfills.”

What is the circular economy?

Simply put, a circular system focuses on growth, steers us away from using finite resources, and eliminates waste by promoting resources that can be funneled back into the system. Because when you throw something “away,” there’s really no such place.

If your clothes are “circular,” it means they’ve been designed and produced to last a looong time, and then can be recycled, renewed, or upcycled when they’re no longer functional. We're all for circular fashion.

Here are some of the ways we are supporting the Circular Economy

We’ve partnered with thredUP to turn your next closet clean-out into a win for you and the planet. Send in your clothes (from any brand) to give them a second life and get a Toad&Co credit in return. Yep, it’s that easy. 

Out with the New, in with the Old

Producing new apparel – especially denim – uses a lot of water, energy and materials. So what better way to help the planet than continuing to wear the clothing that has already been produced? We've curated a line of our favorite vintage finds. Good for your closet, and good for the planet. 

Vintage Goods

How to DIY a Raw Hem

For Your Vintage Denim

Everyone deserves a second chance, and so do your clothes. We’re proud to be a founding member of The Renewal Workshop—who will wash, repair, and renew your old Toad you no longer need to get it back in the game and keep it out of the landfill. By 2025, we will have helped keep 1 million pounds of clothes from the landfills. We like to stay on Mother Nature’s good side.


Garments renewed since 2017


pounds of textiles saved from landfills


gallons of gas = amount of carbon offset


Olympic Swimming Pools = amount  of water offset. That's over 5 million gallons!

The Renewal Workshop Circle Back Program

Wanna get involved?

Send back your loved Toad&Co product as part of the Renewal Workshop Circle Back Program

Donate your old toad to:

CircleBack @ The Renewal Workshop
1400 NE Columbia Gorge Way
Cascade Locks, OR 97014

*And just so we’re clear, we’re not sending this back to you. For info on repair checkout some of our guides below.

Reusable Mailers

Roughly 165 billion packages are shipped in the U.S. each year, which equals more than 1 billion trees and 140 billion gallons of water used. Big thumbs down to that, but here’s the good news: We’ve partnered with LimeLoop to offer sustainable, reusable shipping—made from recycled billboards.

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