Textiles can be COLLECTED FROM YOUR HOME, taken to a TEXTILES BANK, or DONATED to a charity shop.
Examples: Clothes, shoes, bed linen, bags, and blankets.
Please Remember: For home textile collections, please bag them in a clear bag, and tie it tightly so the clothes do not get wet or dirty, and leave them out by 6am.
Hints and Tips: Why not learn to fix and upcycle old items with Love Your Clothes. You could also attend a Swishing event, or hold an event yourself to swap clotes in your communities to get something new in a more sustainable way.
- 95% of clothing is recyclable, yet 41% of people are not aware of textile recycling facilities.
- It takes 700 gallons of water to make just one T-Shirt. This is enough water to keep one person hydrated for 300 days.
- 350,000 tonnes, that’s around £140 million worth of used but still wearable clothing goes to landfill in the UK every year. This equates to more than 30% of our unwanted clothing currently goes to landfill.
- We Great Britons send 700,000 tonnes of clothing to recycling centres, textile banks, clothes collections and to charity each year. That’s enough to fill 459 Olympic-size swimming pools.