School and Industrial Uniform Recycling Program
Thank you for your interest in our school and industrial uniform recycling program.
In support of our mission to cultivate sustainability in all we do, Satsuma Uniform collects used school, athletic and industrial uniform garments to keep them out of landfills and give new life to otherwise unwearable clothing.
Our sewing team, artisans from Refugee Artisan Initiative, mends the garments, which are then either donated or sold at a deep discount to schools in need of this innovative product line. Our artisans also create a full line of plaid school uniforms at our workshop in Seattle, WA.
Get in Touch
Thank you for visiting Satsuma Uniform to shop for our beautifully refreshed, recycled school basics.
To access the School Clothing Exchange, please fill out this form and we will be in contact with your website credentials.
The clothing you find here is professionally cleaned, pressed and mended by our team of refugee and immigrant women who participate in our industrial sewing training program.
Your support provides jobs, marketable skills and a boost in confidence to our region's newest community members. Thank you for lifting up our neighbors in this meaningful way!
Please reach out with any questions at the email and phone number listed below.
We look forward to partnering and serving your community.
With sincere thanks,
Jennifer Porter, Founder
Sewing Videos | See How We Do It!
Click on our Sewing Videos Page to see how to mend your own clothing with ease.
Receive Our Upcycled Uniforms
If you are an individual, group or organization that could use our help, please visit this Upcycled School Clothing page and fill out our intake form.
Watch This Video to See How it Works
School Uniform Recycling Program Instructions
1. Print and fill out this donation form. Your donation is NOT tax deductible.
2. Gather used/gently worn/heavily worn school uniform garments including the items listed under Items We Accept below.
3. Package into a mailing bag or box.
4. Mail by easiest and most cost effective method for you to Satsuma Uniform at 5001 NE 50th Street, Seattle, WA 98105
Upon receipt of your shipment to our offices, you will receive confirmation and our sincere thanks for your effort and care. Thank you!
Items We Accept
- Plaid uniform garments - skirts, skorts, pinafores, jumpers
- Knit sweaters - cardigans, pullovers, vests
- UN-embroidered sweatshirts
- NON-stained cotton tops and bottoms - polos, blouses, chino pants and shorts
- Accessories - ties, hair accessories
Items We Cannot Accept
- Embroidered sweatshirts
- Sporting uniforms - jerseys, shorts, joggers
- Heavily stained tops and bottoms including polos, shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, pants, skirts, skorts and shorts
School Uniform Recycling Program Features
- Free program
- Removal of all name labels and personally identifiable information on garments - your privacy is paramount! - Please review the video above for details on how we do this.
- Keeps school uniform clothing out of landfills
- Supports schools and families that need free and discounted uniforms
- Supports our social enterprise that funds skills development and sustainable jobs for Pacific Northwest refugees and immigrants