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Why there is a need for clothing banks in the UK

Where is my local clothing bank?

Did you know that the UK is the third largest apparel and footwear market in the world? We come in just behind China and the United States of America by spending around £45billion on clothing and textiles every year.

Most of us will confess to having items of clothing in our drawers and wardrobes that still have the price tag on and we know deep down we will never wear those garments. That’s where recycled clothing banks come in – or recycled clothing bins if you prefer. By donating your unwanted clothing, shoes and household fabrics into one of these bins, means you are helping to keep textiles out of landfill, give the item a second lease of life and also help someone buy clothing for a cheaper price if money is tight.

So, how do you know where your local clothes bank is?

There are a number of ways to find out and here are just a few:

Search Engines: Use Google, Bing, or Yahoo to search for ‘local clothes bank’ along with your city or town name. This should provide you with a list of nearby options.

Charity and Not-for-profit Directories: Websites or local not-for-profit directories might have information about clothes banks in your area.

Social Media: Check social media platforms like Facebook, X, or Instagram for local community groups or organisations that may share information about clothes banks.

Community Centres/Places of Worship: Often, community centres, churches, synagogues, and mosques may have information about nearby clothes banks or charitable organisations who accept them.

Local Magazines: Free publications that drop through your letterbox may have adverts in about how to recycle items and give you info on places to donate in your area.

Local Council: Some local councils will have a dedicated recycling centre where you can donate. Local authorities and businesses are driving textiles waste away from landfill by offering more opportunities to donate to clothes banks and all of the above should yield the answers you need.

However, did you know you could earn money by installing your own clothes bank?

It’s a great way to raise funds for your chosen charity, a local school or community project.

How do you do this?

Get in contact with us at Recycled Clothing Banks and we will provide you with a FREE branded bin so that people in your community can donate their unwanted textiles, including paired shoes and household fabrics.

You can even earn an income as when the bin is full, we will come and empty it, sort and weigh reusable items and ensure these are distributed to people in the UK and overseas who are in desperate need. We will even pay you up to £400 per reusable tonne of textiles!

If you’d like to start earning money today, contact one of our friendly team at Recycled Clothing Banks and help put a stop to landfill use for textiles.

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