Donation of warm clothes this Christmas. Read this article to know how.
Charities are non-profit organisations, but they require funding to continue providing their support and services. The clothes you donate are converted into vital funds for our charity partners. You help the charity, the people who require help from the charities and people who will buy your pre-loved clothing, giving them a second life.
Sustainable fashion is a term that’s increasingly used (and overused) these days, as we all become ever more aware of the serious environmental impact of our clothes. The industry is responsible for a shocking four to 10 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions every year – a figure that can’t be overlooked considering the urgency of the climate crisis we’re facing right now.
There are several benefits to clothing recycling. One of the main benefits is that it helps to reduce the amount of clothing that ends up in landfills. Landfills are filling up quickly, and clothing and textiles can take a long time to decompose. By recycling clothing, we can help to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills and the environmental impact that this waste has. Another benefit of clothing recycling is that it can provide a source of income for people who may not have access to other employment opportunities. Many organisations that collect and recycle clothing sell the clothing to second-hand stores, which can provide a source of income for people in developing countries who may not have access to other employment opportunities.
Millions of tonnes of clothing, shoes and other textiles end up in landfill every year because very little is sent for recycling. According to studies, on average 12% of clothes in the wardrobes of women could be considered “inactive”.