Textiles are nearly 100 percent recyclable. More and more people are choosing to recycle their old attire, whether it’s through direct charity shop donations, door to door collections or more conveniently through textile banks. The textile making process is energy and resource intensive. By recycling clothing, you are cutting down on the number of resources needed to produce new clothing. Some of the UK’s major retailers have gone into partnership with a national charity encouraging clothing donations.
A predicted 235 million items of the UK’s unwanted clothing are expected to end up in landfill sites, unnecessarily.
75% of consumers admit to “binning” their discarded items of clothing, usually because they are unaware that worn-out clothing could be recycled.