December 14, 2022 in Recycled Clothing IdeasHow you can help to support charities through textiles donationsDid you know that donating to charity is a major mood-booster?Simply knowing you are helping others is hugely rewarding and can make you feel happier and more fulfilled. Research shows a link between making a donation to charity and increased activity in the area of the brain that registers pleasure! So, it just goes to show that it really is far better to give than receive.In 2022, the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) found that record numbers of people were donating to causes their cared about. More than 3 billion people said that they have helped a stranger and millions regularly give to charity. Depending on the charity you support, you could be funding vital life-saving research, creating safe spaces for vulnerable people, feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, protecting children from abuse…the list of good you can do is endless.By finding a way to help to support charities through textiles donations, you are also giving clothing and household fabrics a new lease of life and helping your own mental wellbeing by having a stress-free way to declutter.How to support charities through textiles donationsHere at Recycled Clothing Banks, we work with hundreds of organisations up and down the country installing FREE personalised branded recycled clothing bins for your community to make textiles donations in. We will also pay you up to £400 per tonne – that’s 40p per kilo – for your pre-loved reusable textiles.Your donations need to be in good enough condition to resell., so when sorting out your textiles just ask yourself if your items are in good enough condition to be resold to someone else? If the answer is yes, we definitely want them. If you have some items which are a little worn, that’s fine too.From production to disposal, our clothes come at a significant and harmful cost to the environment. In the UK, over 1 million tonnes of textiles are sent to landfill or incinerated every year resulting in bigger waste and carbon emissions damage. The problem with clothes waste is that it goes far beyond UK landfill into the fields, factories, homes and mills where our clothes were first made. Every piece of wasted clothing has used large quantities of scarce natural resources like water, oil and land, not to mention the social cost where garment manufacturing takes place in very poor countries where labour is cheap and unregulated, and human rights abuses are commonplace.It is our aim to minimise, improve and transform the impact of textile waste and to stop hardly worn clothing being thrown away and ending up in landfill when there are people who would happily wear your pre-loved clothes to save them money and help the environment. If you have a charity of community project you would like to support through installing one of our FREE recycled clothing bins, then our friendly team are here to help you. All you have to do is pick up the phone or email us, send us your digital logo artwork and we will do the rest.Together we can make a difference!Blog written by www.wendyjenningscreative.co.uk GET IN TOUCH Share previous post Environmental benefits of donating clothes to clothes banks next post Is there a clothes bank near me?