NATION LTD x thredUP: How It Works

(And why you should do it.)


We’re all about clothing circularity. That’s why we’ve partnered with thredUP to help extend the life of your clothing. When you order a free NATION LTD x thredUP Closet Clean Out Kit you’re giving the clothes you no longer wear (or love) a second life. PLUS for eligible items you’ll be getting a NATION LTD shopping credit to add some new favorites to your wardrobe. Everything else will be responsibly recycled. So, what are you waiting for?



Request a NATION LTD x thredUP Clean Out Kit to sell your clothing. They’ll send you a FREE USPS or FedEX shipping label that can be used on any box. (We love re-using a box.)


Drop in gently used women’s and kids’ clothing, handbags, shoes, and accessories (from any brand) and send your box to thredUP via your choice of USPS or FedEx.


Once your bag is processed, you’ll earn NATION LTD credit (thredUP’s calculated payout* plus an additional 15%) for items thredUP accepts. Items not accepted for resale through thredUP will be responsibly recycled. (Or opt to have your items returned.) So, win. Win.

*Payouts are based on thredUP’s estimated resale value of the accepted items per kit. 

Read more about what thredUp accepts HERE. As a Thank you, NATION LTD will and additional 15% to all payouts to be used as credit to shop at  Your NATION LTD credit will be sent in the form of an e-gift card to the email address associated with your thredUP kit. Please allow up to 3 weeks after your kit is processed for credit to be sent.


We’re committed to slowing down fashion waste by extending the life of clothing. By giving items a second life, you’re keeping clothing in use and out of landfill. Buying one used item reduces carbon, waste and water footprints by 82%. Plus, you never know what you might find…



Returns must be processed on our resale site within 14 days of delivery.



Who is thredUP?

thredUP is transforming resale with technology and a mission to inspire a new generation of consumers to think secondhand first. By making it easy to buy and sell secondhand, thredUP has become one of the world’s largest resale platforms for women’s and kids’ apparel, shoes, and accessories.

How do I get a Clean Out Kit?

Visit to print out a digital label for use on any box, envelope or bag (AKA: your homemade kit).

How do I return my Clean Out Kit when it is ready?

You can drop your bag or box off at any USPS or FedEx location.

What items can I send in?

You can send in gently used women’s and kids’ clothing, handbags, shoes, and accessories from any brand.

All items should:

  • Be clean
  • Have limited signs of wear, including pilling, fading, and shrinkage.
  • Have no damage, such as missing parts, rips, stains, and odors.
  • Have no alterations, including missing sizing information / inner labels.

Please note: Only 50% of the items in the average Clean Out Kit meet thredUP’s quality standards. 

See a list of ineligible brands here.

What happens to items not listed on thredUP?

Together with their partners, thredUP is committed to returning as many items as possible back into the circular economy and keeping them out of landfill. Items that are still in good shape, but don’t meet thredUP’s quality standards are evaluated for inclusion in thredUP’s Rescues program. Items that don’t qualify for listing or Rescue Boxes are reused or responsibly recycled by our vetted network of textile recycling and reuse partners.

Can I track my items after I send them in?

Yes. We will keep you updated every step of the way via email. You will receive notifications when we receive your bag, when your items are processed, and when you receive NATION LTD credit.

How long will it take to process my items?

Once you’ve mailed your kit, it can take up to 3 weeks to be delivered to thredUP. Once your kit is received, it will take an estimated 6 weeks to process your kit. 

What fees are involved?

There's no charge for physical Clean Out Kits or digital labels.

What will my payout be?

You can earn 4%- 56% of the estimated resale value of the listed items per kit. Higher-end brands get you a higher percentage of the payout.  Some value brands are ineligible for a payout, but you can still send them in. See a list of ineligible brands here.

When do I receive my payout?

Once your kit is processed, you’ll receive NATION LTD shopping credit for listed items within 21 days.

How do I redeem my NATION LTD credit?

You will receive a notification from thredUP when your items are processed. Within 21 days, you will receive an email from NATION LTD with your gift card. The shopping credit can be used to purchase any items on our site. There is no time period in which you have to spend your credit.