The collaboration between Ridestore and TEXAID is a customized service based on brand needs and TEXAID expertise. Ridestore sends items that, for one reason or another, no longer meet first quality requirements of the brand. Examples of this include defective products, returns, claims, and damaged or worn items. Upon arrival, TEXAID’s experienced and trained staff sorts according to brand specific criteria as well as the EU waste hierarchy to determine each item's next lifecycle. Items that, with a little help, can continue to be used in their originally intended form, are renewed. To be prepared for reuse, they may be cleaned, repaired, relabeled with SKU and hangtags, given a quality check to ensure the highest level of service, rated according to Ridestore Renewed level, and repackaged. TEXAID returns the renewed goods back to Ridestore to enable their next use phase through their Renewed platform.
The remaining goods are also given their next most environmentally friendly lifecycle. Anything that is still wearable but does not meet the Ridestore Renewed program criteria still has a next use phase through one of TEXAID`s resale channels. Items too worn for renewal finds their next life downcycled into, for example, industrial cleaning wiper or insulation material for other industries. The small portion that cannot go to any other stream is sent to thermal recovery. Nothing goes to incineration or landfill.
With TEXAID’s service, Ridestore can efficiently hand off the tasks of sorting, cleaning, repairing, relabeling, repackaging, reselling, and recycling the items that would otherwise go unused and clog their warehouse. This partnership allows Ridestore to do what they do best, make great products and offer recommerce to their customers and TEXAID takes care of the rest.
“Working with Texaid has been very smooth and we are especially thankful for their flexibility as this is new territory for us and we care a lot about being able to tailor the solution to our needs. Thanks to Texaid, we are able to circle back products into the use phase rather than recycle them.”