Unlock the value of your wardrobe
The average UK household has around £4,000 worth of clothing with a massive £1,200 of it not being worn in the last year. Just having a really good look in your wardrobe is a great place to start to find the fashion jackpot! There could be items in there ready to be loved all over again just like when they were new.
A little TLC helps our clothes look good and last longer - from finding time to 'have-a-go' at getting out a stain to following the washing instructions on the label.
How to sew a button
Don’t stop wearing your favourite shirt or trousers because you’ve lost a button. Here’s a step-by-step guide to sewing buttons back on.
By understanding your fabrics and laundry instructions you can keep your clothes looking their best.
Old favourites that may have been damaged or put to the back of the wardrobe can have a quick nip and tuck to be restored to their former glory.
Clothes to dye for
Dyeing is great way to change clothes you have already into something totally new!
A few expert tweaks can make your favourite old jeans or top feel as good as new.
We are all guilty of buying too many clothes. Why not make the most of the ones you already have?
Following a few simple tips will help keep your clothes looking good until you need them again saving you money in the long term!
Plan your wardrobe
Summer clothes are not needed in the cold wintery months. Check your wardrobe to see what can be taken out and stored until the season’s right.
Pass on any unwanted items for re-use or resale - and if they can't be used again, all clothes can be recycled.
Pass it on
Donating your unwanted clothing means it gets enjoyed by someone else and will ultimately reduce some environmental impact too.
Don’t just bin it, recycle it! An estimated £140 million worth of clothing goes to landfill in the UK every year.
There are lots of ways to get better value for money from your clothes, leaving money in your pocket.
List before you buy
You could save yourself unnecessary expense simply by planning what you really need to buy.
A designer look for less
Renting outfits is another way to make you feel like you’re buying new, but with less environmental impact.
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Let us know and we’ll share it on our website.
“At Salvation Army Trading Company, helping you make a difference by recycling your unwanted clothing and textile items lies at the heart of everything we do, so we’re proud to be supporting Love Your Clothes.”