With an estimated 30% of our clothes not being worn in the past year, it may be time to part ways or redesign some of those garments idly taking up space. If this reminds you of a few of your closet hogging items, you’re not alone. The average UK household has over £1,000 worth of clothing collecting dust.
The good news is there’s no better time to get rid of or transform your unwanted clothes and there are lots of ways to do it.
Swishing is like shopping, but free! Liberate clothes, shoes and accessories you no longer wear and use them as currency to take home something you’ll love! Our GET SWISHING campaign runs swishes across west London and also has all the tools you host your own.
TRAID offers free home collections picking up unwanted clothes, shoes & small electricals direct from your door, direct to the charity.
It’s the ultimate in convenience as pick ups are scheduled to suit and it’s perfect if you have lots of clothes to donate in one go.
Learn how to extend the life of your clothes by repairing and upcycling them. A dress turned into a bag, a jumper into a tablet cover or just adding embellishment to a simple shirt – there are all sorts of things that can be done to breathe new life into old clothes. Join one of our sewing repair workshops to learn more.
Not all garments of clothing are created equally. We want to get you in more durable clothing that will last beyond the season’s latest trend. There are lots of ways to buy less and buy better while still getting that fashion fix.
Why not pass your used goods to friends, family, charity or even your neighbour!
Discover different ways to pass your clothes on and even make a few pennies.
It’s sad to say, but some clothes may have had their day and no amount of upcycling will help them. While ripped, stained and bobbly clothes may look ready for the bin, there’s actually still life in them yet. Find your local recycling point.
Find out more about what your local council offers to help you recycle all your textiles. Every council is different with some even offering home collections alongside your general recycling.