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We Work with Industry Leading Brands and Retailers 

Partnering for profits and for purpose.

Whether through a recommerce platform or as part of a warranty program, Tersus Solutions enables our partners to drive new and incremental revenue and profit streams, achieve a new level of clean, and increase used garments life all while shrinking their environmental footprint.

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Industries we service.


Outdoor & Athletic


Fashion & Luxury


Partnering with leading brand and retailers.

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Outdoor & Athletic

Tersus Solutions works with leading outdoor and athletic brands from REI, The North Face and Patagonia, to Allbirds, Vuori and Lululemon, to clean, repair, and repurpose garments, outdoor gear, and accessories for resale, upcycling and recycling.


We handle anything from athletic garments to outdoor gear.

Whether it’s a running shoe or backpacking tent, Tersus Solutions has successfully closed the loop in textile circularity for outdoor and athletic brands by finding a path for every garment, accessory or outdoor gear. Our solutions drive transformational progress in the industry and enable a new model of responsible consumption

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In February 2022, The North Face was seeking a partner to power the branded operations for Renewed. Tersus Solutions was operationally ready within 6 weeks and the business launched ahead of schedule, barely missing a beat. With refreshed operational horse-power the Renewed business is on track to double in 2023 and continues to be a critical part of The North Face's business strategy.

Feb 2022: 
The North Face US partners with Tersus Solutions and Archive to build branded resale site and a warehouse management tool. 

March 2022: 
150,000 items processed via Tersus Solutions and Archive WMS. Site launched in April.

Fall 2022: 
Launched in-store takeback at 100+ locations.
Renewed added to the North Face universal navigation.

Renewed projected to more than double in volume.

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Our history with Patagonia is long and varied. We have supported the Patagonia team with product launches, operationally powering Worn Wear with our clean-tech and repair services and helped them unlock a new Worn Wear store format in 2022. Their love of our clean-tech drove them to invest in our business via their Tin Shed venture arm in 2018.

Patagonia develops proprietary Encapsil water-resistant down jacket and the only way to clean it is with Tersus Solutions’ technology. We set up a comprehensive cleaning program directly for Patagonia's customers.

Patagonia’s Worn Wear becomes one of Tersus Solutions’ first customers.

Tersus Solutions takes on all Worn Wear repairs.
Worn wear opens a dedicated Chicago store & Tersus Solutions handles all logistics.

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Fashion & Luxury

Tersus Solutions works with leading fashion and luxury brands such as Eileen Fisher, Canada Goose, Faherty, and Ralph Lauren to clean, repair and repurpose high-end garments, shoes and accessories for resale, upcycling and recycling.

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Eileen Fisher is the founder of the branded resale movement. We are fortunate to play a role in powering the operations for this large and important business with such a visionary leader and brand.

Eileen Fisher launches first of its kind take-back and resell program - Renew

Tersus Solutions starts processing, sorting, cleaning, quality control, condition grading, tagging, and handling other logistics for Eileen Fisher Renew

Tersus Solutions processes an average of 30,000 units a month for Renew

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We’ve cornered the market in down recycling with our technology collection system and CO2 cleaning and fiber/quill separation process, creating a quality product that cannot be matched.


End-of-life down garments and gear.

Quality down is a precious resource - one that should never end up in a landfill! But what happens to the down in damaged jackets or sleeping bags? At Tersus Solutions, we extract the down from our brand partners’ end-of-life garments and gear to be CO2 cleaned, restored, and recycled. Our 100% recycled down then re-enters the supply chain as a raw material to create a fully circular, new garment.

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Down recycling solutions.

“I am getting really positive feedback from my down stuffer. He says he is using less down to get the same fill level; he also reports it is easier and faster to fill because there are less clumps.”



CO2 Proprietary Cleaning Process


In-house Testing


Global Recycled Standard



Down by the numbers


Reduction of down loss using Tersus technology


Improvement of down loft using Tersus technology


$10-$55+/lb Depending on Volume, Market & Quality



Tersus Solutions has designed and built the first and only CO2 based machine specifically for firefighter decontamination in the world. 

Tersus Solutions uses CO2’s natural affinity for the common contaminants found on and in turnout gear to remove 98% of toxin compared to conventional water-based cleaning. We have partnered with LION to bring this solution to the firefighter market.

A new standard in firefighting gear cleaning.

Tersus Solutions pioneered true decontamination of firefighter gear in conjunction with the Belgian Federal Government beginning in 2015.


Through observed testing with Centexbel, a textile lab in Belgium, gear cleaned with the Tersus Solutions CO2 process showed a carcinogen removal rate of 98%. Subsequent testing with North Carolina State confirmed these results, released in 2022. 


Additional testing through UL showed a removal rate of 98%.

In contrast, gear washed in traditional water wash methods was observed to have only a 56% removal rate.


For too long, firefighter gear has been poorly cleaned.

Conventional water-based cleaning of fire PPE cannot thoroughly penetrate & remove contaminants from all layers of the gear. The residual contaminants stay in the gear long after an incident and over 50% stay in even after conventional washing.

This is why Tersus Solutions developed and customized our equipment specifically for decontamination of this gear. Removing 98% of the contamination results in cleaner gear, leaving virtually no smell.

“One significant thing that I noticed was the complete absence of fire smell on the gear.”


How It Works

Tersus Solutions has designed and built the first and only CO2 based machine specifically for firefighter decontamination in the world. 

Due to the natural properties of CO2, the gear can be decontaminated fully assembled, saving time and money. Furthermore, since CO2 returns to a gas state at normal atmospheric pressures, the gear comes out dry. This saves 24 hours of time that the gear would normally have to sit in a drying room, getting back in service faster.

Technical Fabric Cleaning

Working with partners at the U.S. Navy, Centexbel, and H.P. White, Tersus developed customized cycle parameters optimized for the materials used to construct fire turnout gear, including:

  • Nomex

  • Kevlar

  • Aramid Batt

  • Leather

Fabric & Garment Longevity

The Tersus Solutions Process ensures that apparel performance, size, and color won’t degrade by mechanical action or excessive heat. In a 50 cycle test, Tersus Solutions demonstrated substantially less fiber degradation while maintaining the following:

  • Color

  • Size

  • Retro-reflectivity

  • Performance coatings (e.g. DWR, flame retardant, oil repellant)

Pioneering lithium decontamination

The world and technology are increasingly becoming dependent on Lithium batteries to power everything from phones to cars. When these batteries catch fire, they release toxic contaminants that stay in firefighter gear. Tersus, alongside LION and OCFA, developed the world’s first lithium decontamination process. Lithium contaminates left on the gear were removed to such a level that the gear is safe to use and can be put into service. 

The Tersus Solutions CO2 process is being offered exclusively through our partner, LION.

Reach out to learn more about our amazing technology.

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