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 more clothes or 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 are major issues for the environment; you can check out the websites we have linked to learn more.

                          Erika in Wings Up-Cycled

Want to Donate?

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

Items we will accept: gently used clothing, shoes, accessories, sports equipment, miscellaneous home supplies (lamps, kitchen appliances, decor, etc.), jewelry, handbags, books and trinkets, small furniture, craft and school supplies

Items we will not accept: undergarments, swimsuits, torn/damaged/worn out clothing, large furniture, bedding, towels/washcloths, broken appliances or electronics

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 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 its people.

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

Wanna Know More?

Email us at 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

Textile Production Statistics

The Problem of Overconsumption

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