Support your community by dropping your clothes off at your local charity shop: use this handy charity shop locator to find ones in your local area. If you’re a UK tax payer you can Gift Aid your contribution, and get more bang for your buck. Charities also make door-to-door collections: keep an eye out for their little plastic sacks coming through your letterbox.
Recycling banks are often found in supermarket car parks. Look out for them next time you go shopping, and see what they’re looking for. And around a third of councils provide a house-to-house recycling collection for textiles. Check our recycle locator to find your local textile banks and council collections – select ‘where to recycle a specific item’, and choose Textiles from the list of options.
Finally if you are fundraising for your own good cause, there are companies out there that can arrange a textile collection to help you raise money.