As the trend for shopping pre-loved continues to grow, there are lots of great reasons why we should be recycling our unwanted clothes.
Doing so can make a positive impact on the environment, the economy and on society. But how?
Let’s start with the environment. The fashion industry is one of the largest global polluters. Slow fashion is the way forward. By recycling our clothes, we can help reduce the environmental impact of textile waste created by pieces sent to landfill which take years to decompose, releasing harmful chemicals into the land and our water as they do.
Recycling clothes can in turn have a positive impact on our surrounds.
You should really love everything in your wardrobe. If you don’t, look to donate or sell your clothes. In doing so you are supporting local businesses and charities. Charity shops and other secondhand retailers create jobs which directly contributes to the local economy.
Your charitable donations may help to provide clothing to those who may be unable to purchase new. This can be particularly important in times of economic crisis. But also to those of us who prefer to shop pre-loved.
Recycling clothes can also have personal benefits. When you donate or sell your clothes, you declutter your wardrobe and make space for new items if they are needed. There’s no better feeling than having a big clear out and letting those pieces you’ve passed on bring a little bit of joy to someone else.
Knowing that you are contributing to a more sustainable and ethical fashion industry also makes you feel good.
Now is the perfect time to be looking at your wardrobe and having a clear out as we head into Spring.
It’s not too late to get involved in our clothes swap event on Sunday 26 March. Grab yourself a ticket now.