How To Recycle Unwanted Clothes From Your Wardrobe Detox
If, like most of us, you have been doing a spring clean then it is likely you have gone through your wardrobe and given it a detox. Feels good - doesn't it! But are you a hoarder? Have you actually gone through your wardrobe or chest of drawers and picked out the clothes you know you will never wear. Now is the perfect time to completely detox. But don't just put them aside to throw them out. There are lots of better ways to dispose of old and unwanted clothes, and that's recycling. If you’re trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle, here are some tips on how to recycle unwanted clothes.
If you want to get some money back for what you paid for them, you can use sites such as eBay or Etsy to sell your unwanted clothes. Vintage and designer clothing is always in style, so there will always be someone willing to pay what you’re charging. There are lots of benefits to selling on ebay right now during lockdown and here's an easy guide on how you go about selling clothes on ebay.
You might not be able to sell your clothes or don’t care about making money from them, but that’s okay. Consider donating them to your local secondhand shop or charity. With this method, everybody wins. You get to clear some space in your closet, and someone in need can find something new. Hopefully soon our charity shops will be opening soon for you to drop them off. There are clothes banks in some car parks of shopping centres that are still accepting clothing during lockdown so check your local area.
If you’ve got a creative spark, you can always repurpose clothes by stitching and sewing them into something new. An old jacket can become a new dress, while old jeans can become a new pair of shorts. As long as you have a sewing machine, the possibilities are endless. We have seen some really creative repurposed handy work during lockdown.
Old to You, New to Someone Else
Over 300,000 tonnes of clothes end up in a landfill each year in the UK, so to start making a change to this, think of other options for you to dispose of clothes you know you’ll never wear again. That's a crazy stat. You do you part and help make a difference.
Hope you are all staying safe and sticking to lockdown rules.