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Care for my clothes

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.

Mending a hole or tear


Clothes with a hole or tear don’t need to be written-off; you can darn the hole. Here’s a step by step guide on how to do just that.


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Remove the pain from stains


Here are a few tips on how to save that sweater, shirt or trousers from some of the most popular stain culprits.

 


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Get creative

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.

Customise a t-shirt


Turn an old t-shirt into a stylish one-off with some ribbon, buttons and a brooch.


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Personalise clothes


A quick way to instantly revamp your clothes and give them a new style and individuality is to personalise them.


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Make the most of my clothes

We are all guilty of buying too many clothes. Why not make the most of the ones you already have?

Capsule wardrobe fun


Most people think capsule means ‘less clothes to choose from’. And they’d be right – but it’s not as scary as you may think! Stick with us on this…


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File dress under 'D'


Organising your clothes doesn’t have to be strict and regimented, but knowing where all your clothes are is actually pretty useful.


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Recycle my clothes

Pass on any unwanted items for re-use or resale - and if they can't be used again, all clothes can be recycled.

Sell it


If your clothes are in good condition then they’re likely to be of value to someone else – meaning there’s money to be made!


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Swap it


Passing on unwanted clothing is a good way of maximizing its use and getting more value out of it.


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Value for money

There are lots of ways to get better value for money from your clothes, leaving money in your pocket.

It's good to share


From sharing great fashion tips with friends to actually sharing and borrowing items from one another is a brilliant way to keep your wardrobe fresh and save money too.


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Buy pre-owned or vintage clothes


Buying pre-owned clothes is a fabulous way to try new looks for a fraction of the high street price.


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News

Why I’m proud to share ways to make clothes

26-08-15


Guest blogger Angela Foster of Sew Angelic Threads explains the importance of sewing in her life, and why she wants to pass on her skills.

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Events

Would you like to find out more about clothing events in your area?

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Supporters

At Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd (SATCoL), 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 WRAP’s Love Your Clothes campaign.

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