the mahabis recycling scheme

Send us your pre-loved mahabis (free of charge), and we'll recycle them and send you a voucher for 20%* off your next pair.

We are working with first mile to leave a greener footprint on the planet.

If you have more questions about our recycling scheme, check out our faqs below.


please note: the recycling scheme is currently for UK customers only.

How to recycle your mahabis

Step 1: Start your recycling request by clicking the button below
Step 2: Download and print your prepaid returns label
Step 3: Package up your slippers so that they get to us safely (the original packaging is not required)
Step 4: Pop them in the post via your nearest drop off point
Step 5: Keep an eye out for the email containing your 20% discount code

What is the scheme and what are the benefits?

The mahabis recycling scheme is a program we are running with first mile to prevent mahabis from going into landfill. we take your old mahabis, turn them into other useful products, and reward you for your good work.

Not only will you be reducing landfill waste, you will be rewarded with a 15% off voucher for your next pair of mahabis.

What happens to my slippers when they are recycled?

Our warehouse in swindon will store your pre-loved slippers until they have enough for one big (and economical) shipment to first mile in cheshire, our recycling partner.

First mile then give your mahabis a second life by processing, shredding and transforming them into playground surfacing, roads, boxing bag inners, and a whole lot more.

What can be recycled exactly?

What condition can my mahabis be in when i return them?
First mile will find a new life for your mahabis regardless of their condition — pre loved, really loved, and really really loved. Any condition is fine.

Can i recycle the detachable-soled mahabis?
Yes, absolutely. we will recycle any model of mahabis.

What if i can only find one of my mahabis?
That’s not a problem – just send the one. (although you won’t get another voucher if you end up returning the missing slipper)

Can i send back other shoes with my mahabis?
Unfortunately we can only recycle mahabis. but check the website of any other shoes you wish to recycle as they may have their own recycling scheme - it’s a trend we’re hoping will catch on industry-wide.

The details

Where can i return them?
As long as you’re based in the uk, you can take them to any drop off point. ‘If you can pack them without a box, this will help reduce further waste.

Do they need to be boxed?
No. it’s best if they’re unboxed to reduce waste. feel free to pack in a mail sack or even an old carrier bag – all that’s needed is for it to be taped up securely with the returns label firmly stuck to the outside so it’s clearly visible.