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Wings Up-Cycled

Wings Up-Cycled is a free clothing store for all Tennessee Tech students. We want this store to be an accessible resource for students who may need some more clothes or who just want to mix up their wardrobe, but do not have the finances to do so. We also hope that Wings Up-Cycled can help promote second-hand shopping rather than the alternative of buying from and supporting unethical clothing companies. Fast fashion and textile waste is a major issue for the environment; you can check out the websites we have linked to learn more.

Erika and Lauren in Wings Up-Cycled

Want to Donate?

Wings Up-Cycled is a donation-based free store. That means if people stop donating, we will be unable to keep the store up and running. We encourage you to bring your gently used clothes to us! Not only does this help us stay open, but it is a good way to practice sustainability in your own life! You can bring donations to Room 201 of the University Service’s building Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.

Items we will accept: gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories, miscellaneous home supplies (lamps, yoga mats, etc.), jewelry, handbags, books, and trinkets

Items we will not accept: under garments, swimsuits, torn/damaged/worn out clothing

Hours of Operation

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8-4:30pm
Just let us know you are here!

University Services Building Room 208

845 N. Dixie Avenue
Cookeville, TN
 

Brands Doing the Right Thing

While fast fashion is an ever growing environmental issue, we want to highlight some brands who are taking the initiative to do the right thing when it comes to fashion's impact on the earth and the people here.

  • Patagonia
  • Levi's
  • Columbia
  • Everlane
  • Alternative Apparel
  • Fair Trade Winds
  • Reformation

Wanna Know More?

Email us at TTUGreen@tntech.edu with any questions, or check out these awesome resources! 

The Importance of Sustainable Clothing Manufacturing

Fashion Transparency Index

How to Get Rid of Old Clothing Responsibly

 

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