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Clothes call

Declutter and donate unwanted clothes

Checked your wardrobe recently? On average, 30% of what’s in our wardrobes hasn’t been worn for over a year - some items don’t fit anymore, some are fashion ‘blasts from the past’ and some we think we will wear but never do!

Over the next two months, sort through your clobber and send what you no longer want to charity for reuse or to the nearest waste recycling centre textile bank for recycling. Whatever you do – don’t bin any clothes!

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Love Your Clothes is a fun campaign to change the way UK consumers buy, use and dispose of clothing with an aim to reduce the environmental impact.

Love Your Clothes are offering a prize of one £200 Red Letter Days experience voucher as an incentive to encourage as many people as possible to complete a wardrobe declutter. The winner will be chosen at random from those that make the Clothes call pledge by 30th November, and complete their pledge by 28th February 2018. For full terms and conditions, see here.

Why

Here's some great reasons why it's so important.

Click on one for more info or just scroll down to read them all.

Feel good factor

When you have decluttered, not only will a breath of fresh air swish through your wardrobe, finding your #OOTD will be a breeze!

You will also feel good knowing that your clothes haven’t ended up in landfill and have instead gone on to be loved by someone else.

Your preloved could also become someone else’s new love.

Shopping for preowned clothing is extremely popular. There are currently 11,200 charity shops in the UK2. Have you noticed how busy your local charity shops are?

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Reusing clothes and recycling textiles saves resources and raw materials and reduces the environmental impact of clothing.

The carbon footprint of clothing in use in the UK has risen to 26.2 million tonnes CO2e in 2016, up from 24 million tonnes in 2012. This is due to a combination of relatively low prices and increased population.1

Helping charities

Charities make money from the clothes you donate, simple.

Charity shops make on average at least £4 for one pair of trousers.3 Every year charity shops raise over £270m for a range of causes in the UK.4 Support your favourite charity by donating your preloved clothes for someone else to love.

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million earned by charity shops each year in UK.

Global Goals

In September 2017, a historic agreement was signed by UN member nations agreeing to work towards 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development by 2030, otherwise known as the SDGs.

Achieving these ambitious goals will require action from governments, businesses, NGOs, and individuals alike. We can - and must - all play our part.

By making the 'Clothes call' pledge, you are contributing to the following SDG targets:

12.5: By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse

12.8: By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature

13.3: Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning

How

Most of us are looking to switch our summer wardrobe into an autumn one, so it is a great time of year to declutter!

Don’t know where or how to get started? Love Your Clothes are here to help!

How to declutter

Empty the entire contents of your wardrobe onto your bed, then sort into piles of:

Still wear it: Put these items back onto hangers or fold neatly and put away. Put the hanger in reverse and when you wear the item put the hanger back the right way – this is an easy way to see what you are and aren't wearing this season and will make it much easier next time you declutter!

Doesn’t fit: Be honest - if it did fit - would you actually wear it?
• Yes: Can the items be altered to bring them back into use?
• No: Donate to charity for reuse: Either place the items in a charity collection bag that is delivered to your door, or take them to your nearest charity shop or nearest charity textile bank.

Never going to wear it again: Donate these items to charity and let someone else enjoy them.

Past its best: Old pants, bobbly jumpers and threadbare socks can all be recycled. Use the recycling locator to find the nearest Waste Recycling Centre textile bank.

Can’t bear to part with it: Cherished items should be cleaned, wrapped carefully in acid free tissue paper and stored in a box in a clean/dry place.

See the Love Your Clothes video guides for more inspiration and tips.

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