“It’s been going on for 25 years, and often going to war zones.”– Auden Schendler, the Senior Vice President of Sustainability for the Aspen Skiing Company.
Every couple of years, the Aspen Skiing Company updates its uniforms, leading to thousands of old clothing no longer being needed. With Aspen Snowmass recently updating its logo, the Aspen Times reports that they will be donating their used clothing overseas, and it will possibly be given to Ukrainian refugees. The donations that will be going overseas include “5,400 jackets, 5,400 insulators, and softshells, 5,900 pants, and an additional 670 (miscellaneous) pieces.” These will be distributed to the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta, which supports individuals in Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, and Ukraine.
The reason why it’s donated overseas is that used clothing donations domestically aren’t as much in demand as they are in Europe right now. Previously, the donations have gone towards war recovery efforts in Bosnia and Kosovo. Additionally, the company is donating $23,778 to Chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen, which is helping feed Ukrainian families. Shoutout to the Aspen Skiing Company for continuing to be an industry leader in sustainability and helping people in need!