Items include: wedding dresses, bridesmaid/prom dresses, baby clothes, coats, dressing up costumes, interview clothes, school uniform, women’s wear, men’s wear, children’s wear, underwear, bras, shoes/footwear, boots, hats, scarves, bags
Sell or Donate
- Clothes banks are located around the country and accept clothing which is in a reusable condition, such as: Traid, Salvation Army, YMCA, and ummah welfare trust.
- Wedding Dresses can be donated to Charity shops or as material for gowns for stillborn babies.
- Donate your clothes, shoes and accessories to any number of Charity Shops located throughout the country.
- Many homeless charities and shelters accept donations of clothes, especially during the winter months.
- Bras can seem like a difficult item to reuse but there are several charities who would gladly take them.
- Some stores offer vouchers for your unwanted clothes, e.g. Marks & Spencer and H&M.
- You can sell your second hand goods through websites such as ebay, Facebook, Preloved and Gumtree.
- You can donate your unwanted items via websites such as Freecycle, Freegle and Freeloved.
Buy or Receive
- Purchase your ‘new’ clothes or accessories from one of the many Charity Shops located throughout the country.
- Save ‘imperfect’ clothes and shoes going to waste by buying factory seconds or returned and ex display items.
- There are many charities that help people get back into the job market by providing a free interview outfit.
- School uniforms are available for free from various community groups or charities.
- You can buy second hand goods through websites such as ebay, Facebook, Preloved and Gumtree.
- You can receive free items via websites such as Freecycle, Freegle and Freeloved.
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Recycle Flip flops
Get Creative ~ Repurpose
Fast fashion is a large source of waste. Instead of disposing of barely worn items, why not restyle old outfits to look more modern. For example adding a fashionable scarf or jewellery.
Some things simply cannot be reused, recycled or repurposed.
Before buying them, ask yourself if you really need them?
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