Nordstrom Domain Northside
by Stephen Garner
Nordstrom Domain Northside
Nordstrom’s Domain Northside location

Every year, billions of pounds of clothing ends up in landfills. Now, Seattle-based department store Nordstrom is now offering customers a better solution that helps give new life to used clothing and accessories, while also supporting local nonprofit organizations.

Through a partnership with Give Back Box, customers can donate items by mail at no cost. All donations will be directed to local nonprofits, where they will be sold to fund community programs such as job training and education initiatives. The new service enables customers to donate gently used clothing, shoes, jewelry or small household items. To get started, customers can visit

“Our customers have told us they want to be able to clean out their closets in a more environmentally-friendly way,” said Erik Nordstrom, co-president of Nordstrom. “By extending the life of their used items, and encouraging them to reuse the box from their recent Nordstrom order, we’re trying to make it easy and convenient to help reduce waste while also being able to support local nonprofit organizations.”

“We are thrilled to have Nordstrom as a partner to share our message with its customers,” added Monika Wiela, founder of Give Back Box. “With its focus on service and commitment to corporate social responsibility, Nordstrom is a natural fit for Give Back Box. We’re excited to work together to support organizations that are providing valuable resources to those in need in our communities.”

Later this week, the retailer will begin testing an in-store donation program in its six western Washington Nordstrom stores. Those items will be directed to Seattle Goodwill and Goodwill of Olympics and Rainier Region. Participating stores will have white, Goodwill-branded donation bins.