Recycle Your Old Socks at Sturtevant's through May 2nd, 2021

Yes, that's right...drop off your old socks at Sturtevant's in Bellevue.

We're helping Smartwool collect your old (but clean) socks so they can be recycled to fill dog beds.

This Earth Day, join us for the first annual Second Cut™ Sock Take Back Event—where Smartwool will recycle old socks and give them new life beyond the landfill.

What we need:

1. Clean socks only, please, (please)!

2. All brands, colors, sizes, and materials welcome (we’re not picky).

3. No rolled or paired socks, bags, rubber bands, paper clips (just single socks).

  • We're collecting socks from April 21st - May 2nd.

  • Socks will be shipped away to be ground up.

  • The ground-up socks are made into new goods. Smartwool will be turning your old socks into shredded material to make fresh new dog beds.

STURTEVANT'S HOURS Monday - Friday from 10am - 7pm

Saturday - Sunday from 10am - 6pm.


13131 NE 20th Street, Bellevue WA

NOT near Sturtevant's? Take a look at the partners who are helping Smartwool with the Second Cut™ Project Sock Take Back Event.

Smartwool is partnering with Material Return™ circularity platform to collect and deconstruct hard-to-recycle socks and turn them into new goods like dog beds—helping Smartwool reach their big sustainability and circularity goals.

The Second Cut Project gives old socks a “second cut” by extending the lifespan of the raw materials.

Collected socks become a new source of upcyclable materials. This reduces the environmental impact of the socks, as well as whatever is made from them next.

So come by Sturtevant's in Bellevue and drop off your stray socks.

HOURS Monday - Friday from 10am - 7pm

Saturday - Sunday from 10am - 6pm.


13131 NE 20th Street, Bellevue WA

Don't miss this opportunity to help out a worthy effort. Skip the landfill and drop off your old socks ASAP.

We'll have the collection box until Sunday, May 2nd.

More about the Smartwool Second Cut™ Project

"It's the first step to making all our apparel circular and the first step to keeping our good materials out of landfills. We are starting by investing heavily in our sock recycling program because we believe it’s the future of our industry. It’s a sustainable shift we can make now to be closer to our environmental and climate change goals tomorrow.

We are one of the first brands to plant our flag in the ground and be committed to sock circularity, but we don’t want to be the last. Our Second Cut™ Project is the start of something special for all adventurers, planet-protectors, and sock-lovers alike. We are in this for the long run.

Because that’s the only way to do it right.

Socks are one of the most discarded pieces of apparel—eventually finding a forever home at landfills and contributing to the 1.2 billion tons of greenhouse gases that textile production releases into the atmosphere every year. Being that socks are the heart and soul of Smartwool and our entire origin story, we could not sit idly by as our favorite pieces of gear are piling up at landfills all over our precious planet.

We had to act.

We realized that by investing in recycling solutions for all socks (not just Smartwool® socks), we can help to extend the life of raw materials, present a new sourcing stream for other products, and reduce our collective impact on the environment. And with your help (and your socks), we can revolutionize how we view our gear and how we dispose of it. For good."


Since 1977 we've been helping people in the Pacific Northwest have fun doing the sports they love.

13131 NE 20th Street, Bellevue WA


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