RERUNS BUYBACK: A Sustainable Initiative

Welcome to the Reruns Buyback Program, a cornerstone of Osei-Duro’s sustainability and social responsibility commitment. This initiative is a result of a partnership between Osei-Duro and the Osei-Duro Foundation, a separate non-profit entity dedicated to reducing textile waste. Launched as a pilot project in 2021, the program’s success led to its establishment as a permanent fixture in January 2022. Operating biannually, each term sees a new cohort of three women embark on a journey of growth and empowerment.

As we gear up for the Spring 2024 term, we invite you to contribute to this initiative by sending us your no-longer-needed Osei-Duro clothing.

The Reruns program, operated by the Osei-Duro Foundation, is dedicated to nurturing job skills and training for women in recovery in the heart of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. This vibrant yet underserved community faces significant challenges, including substance dependency and housing instability. Through Reruns, we’re striving to revitalize lives and revolutionize our approach to textile waste.

In collaboration with the Union Gospel Mission, the Reruns program offers a tangible path to employment, building upon the remarkable achievements of UGM’s social enterprise sewing program. Together, we’re crafting a future where sustainability and empowerment go hand in hand.

The 12-week program allows us ample time to receive your clothing, assign store credit, assess and potentially repair or alter the garments, photograph them, list them online, and finally, hold a sale.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

  1. Gather your unwanted Osei-Duro clothing.
  2. Mail it to the address below before April 30th, 2024. (If mailing from outside of Canada, please devalue the package to avoid duty charges.)
  3. Include a slip of paper with your name and email address.
  4. Add oseiduroreruns@gmail.com to your safe emails (your store credit will be issued from this email).
  5. Please be patient - processing and issuing store credit may take up to two months.

Mail to:

Osei-Duro

C/O Ash Logan

711 E 6th Ave, Apt 304

Vancouver, BC, V5T 1L7

Canada

Credit Tiers:

  • Shipping credit: $15USD (This credit is added for everyone who mails clothing to us, as a gesture in lieu of free shipping for the returns)
  • $20USD - tops, tanks, accessories, bottoms, dresses, and jumpsuits older than 2019
  • $30USD - most dresses and jumpsuits made throughout 2019 or later
  • $40USD - Higher priced outerwear such as Theca coats.

To get a glimpse of our program in action, check out this heartwarming video the CBC did on our pilot program. Thank you for being a part of this journey towards a more sustainable and inclusive future.

 

 

 

 

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