What to do with your old clothes?

·In the UK 1 million tonnes of textiles are thrown away every year.
·It takes 1.5 billion gallons of oil to manufacture 1 million tonnes of clothing.
·75% of recyclable clothes are thrown away.
·In the UK and around the world millions of people have insufficient clothing.

Ditch2Switch from Savvy Style accept 2nd hand clothing for their clothes swapping events under the brand Ditch2Switch.
Belper, Derbyshire

Wood Street Mission - We collect new & good quality second-hand bedding, kid's & young adult's clothing, toys and baby equipment from across Greater Manchester. We redistribute these goods to local families in need.
Address: 24 Wood Street, Manchester, M3 3EF
Phone: 0161 834 3140

Staffordshire Textiles UK Ltd - Buyers and Exporters of Second Hand Clothing. We have grown to be one of the biggest independent collectors in the United Kingdom and are now exporting our own and other collector's textiles and shoes to many European countries.
Salt Works Lane, Weston Stafford, ST 18 ORP
Phone: +44 1889 270 932
Fax: +44 1889 271903
Email: darrencoggins@aol.com
Web: www.staffordshiretextiles.com

TRAID - Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development.

Take them to your local charity shop and they can sell them.

One such charity shop is the British Red Cross. Visit their website to find out if there is one in your area.

ELCRP - East London Community Recycling Partnership, founded in 2001, comprises a number of organisations who co-operate to provide a service greater than the sum of its parts. ELCRP works closely with local authority officers, social landlords and housing associations. Current recycling projects include computers, bicycles, food and textiles.

ELCRP, The Recycling Centre, 6 Muir Road, Nightingale Estate, Clapton, London, E5 8PG
Tel: 020 8986 5608
Fax: 020 8510 9537
Email: manager@elcrp-recycling.com

St Ann's Hospice - "we collect furniture, white goods, electrical goods, clothes, books, bric-a-brac and audio/visual media."

St Ann's Road North, Heald Green, Stockport, SK8 3SZ Tel: 0161 445 7990
Email: alord@sah.org.uk
URL: www.sah.org.uk