Lean Closet

Established in 2013, our Lean Closet program is dedicated to giving products a second life all while making it easy for you to achieve a fewer, better closet. Through two initiatives, our partnership with ThredUP and our own Cuyana Revive platform, we provide multiple ways for you to give every item in your closet a second life. Together, the Lean Closet program is a key part of our sustainability mission to keep products in your wardrobe and out of landfill. 

For your preloved Cuyana items

Revive is a space to give your preloved Cuyana products a second life through your choice of resale or donation. While Revive is currently only accepting bags and small leather goods for resale, we are welcoming donations from the entire Cuyana collection. When you donate via Cuyana Revive, your donations will be used to directly stock a Cuyana Lean Closet “store” at H.E.A.R.T., where women starting a new life after abuse are able to ‘shop’ items free of charge.

How it works

1. Identify Your Item

We make it easy: whether you’re selling or donating, first identify your item from the Cuyana product catalog. If you’re choosing to sell, your item will be listed with just a few clicks.

2. Drop it in the Mail

We will provide you with a pre-paid USPS shipping label via email. If donating, you’ll get your label immediately. If selling, you’ll get the label when the item sells. Say bon voyage as your item is off to live its next life!

3. Earn Cash or Credit

If selling, you can choose to redeem your earnings as cash, or get an extra boost in Cuyana Credit.

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For everything else in your closet

Our partnership with thredUP allows you to responsibly remove any items from your closet that are no longer serving you, all while earning Cuyana Credit and donating a portion of proceeds to H.E.A.R.T. Print a complementary Cuyana x thredUP shipping label and use it to pare down your closet to fewer, better pieces and help benefit women through H.E.A.R.T

How it works

1. Activate or Print

Activate an existing thredUP shipping label or print a new label through the links below.

2. Fill & Send

Fill your box with any apparel or accessories in good condition and send it off with your activated shipping label.

3. Earn Credit*

Once your box is processed, thredUP will notify you about the credit you have earned on your items. Cuyana will add in an extra 15%, and together these earnings will be emailed to you as Cuyana Credit.

4. Support H.E.A.R.T.

When you spend your Cuyana shopping credit, Cuyana will donate 5% of profits of your total purchase amount to H.E.A.R.T.

Print a Label

You can print a label on thredUP and use your own box.

Activate a Kit

Already have a thredUP kit? Click here to be directed to thredUP where you’ll enter your activation information.

More About H.E.A.R.T.

H.E.A.R.T. (Helping Ease Abuse Related Trauma) is a group within the Violence Intervention Program (VIP) - an organization founded in Los Angeles in 1984 by Dr. Astrid Heppenstall Herger to protect and treat victims of family violence and sexual assault. As the largest child abuse clinic in the country, VIP cares for over 20,000 victims of abuse, neglect, and sexual assualt each year. 

H.E.A.R.T. is focused on providing all the "essential non-essentials" like housing, food, clothing, mentoring, and tutoring to support VIP families in their path to healing. 

When you donate to H.E.A.R.T. through Cuyana Revive, your beloved Cuyana items will be used to stock a Cuyana Lean Closet "store" at H.E.A.R.T., where women starting a new life after escaping from abuse are able to 'shop' items free of charge and with dignity.

When you use our thredUP program to transform items in your closet into Cuyana Credit, 5% of profits from orders associated with that credit will be donated to H.E.A.R.T.