Introducing Sprouting Threads
If you’re like us, you’ve tried every clothing subscription out there — you’ve seen them come and go over the years, you’ve loved some and others not so much. Sprouting Threads, newly launched in Spring 2015, caught our eye for a few reasons and after giving it a try, we’re thrilled to say that it’s hitting all the marks!
With styles for kids ages 2-8, they have a huge selection of brands we know and love like Tea Collection, Appaman, and Andy & Evan, just to name a few. We received such a wide range of styles in our delivery from Sprouting Threads that it truly felt like a wardrobe update for our kiddos, giving them pieces that refreshed what they already owned, as well as adding full outfits that they immediately fell in love with.
One of the most unique aspects of Sprouting Threads is their reThread program. You can send gently used clothes back to Sprouting Threads as your kids outgrow them for credit towards your next delivery! They only accept specific brands (you can see a full list on their website), but they will send you a mailing envelope so all you have to do is pack it up and send it off.
The reThread program also pops up when you’re choosing your clothing delivery, giving you the option to include reThread items in your next box from Sprouting Threads!
How it works
Start by creating a profile for your child on Sprouting Threads, then rate the outfits and styles using a scale of Love It, Like It, or No Way. They allow you to rate outfits in four categories — vintage, classic, sporty and funky — to really get a feel of what your style is so that they can send you outfits and pieces that you and your kids will love.
Next, fill out your child’s sizing details, including their weight and height, and upload a photo of them so that the Sprouting Threads team can see their actual style. There’s also a spot to leave notes for the stylists at Sprouting Threads, which you can update from season to season. Let them know if your kiddo likes their shirts on the bigger side or if you need a hat option in your shipment — the more details you can give them, the better your shipment will be!
The last steps are to choose what you’d like delivered. You can have them send 2-5 outfits, selecting either all brand-new pieces or a half-and-half mix of new and gently used. We went with a mix in our most recent box and honestly couldn’t even tell a difference, despite the tag that let us know which items were re-threads. You can also select if you’d like deliveries on a monthly or seasonal basis and when to get started.
Once your box arrives, keep what you want and send back the rest in the mailing envelope they include. Far easier than standing in line to return a stack of reject clothes to Target, right?
Like most clothing subscription services, there is an initial styling fee. For Sprouting Threads, you pay a $20 styling fee upfront that is applied to what you keep from your box, as long as you keep at least two pieces. On average, they note that new outfits cost around $65 and reThread outfits around $35. Shipping is always included, as well as the return shipping for any items you choose to send back.
The total cost of all 10 items they sent us was just under $250. I thought that the reTread pieces were very reasonably priced at $12-20 each — like I said earlier, I couldn’t even tell that they were pre-loved and with brands like Polo Ralph Lauren and Janie and Jack, those prices were impressive. The prices for the brand-new clothes were typical of what I would expect from boutique brands, from $29-44 each. I would certainly spurge on a piece that I loved for my kids, especially knowing that they are styles and brands that every kid in their class won’t be wearing, too!
Find & try Sprouting Threads
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