Approximately one piece in twenty is selected, steamed, and tagged for sale in the store. Other useable items are sold through our sister store By The Pound. Clothing that is not stylistically interesting to retail customers is baled and shipped to the developing world for reuse.
Items which are unrepairable or soiled are sent to a “shoddy mill” and are ground up for other uses. The Garment District has been a green company from day one. It is also committed to its Cambridge community and works closely with many local charitable agencies.
The Garment District also sells new shoes, clothing and accessories. The staff is committed to the mission of being an ethical recycling company which offers “high quality, affordable clothing for any taste”. In 2008, The Garment District welcomed Boston Costume into its 200 Broadway home (click here to learn more about Boston Costume) and now By The Pound, Boston Costume and the Garment District provide 3 great shopping experiences under one roof.