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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.

Love Your Clothes heart-shaped darns


Darning is a stitch technique for repairing and reinforcing damaged fabrics. Why not make a design feature of your repair instead with this simple heart-shaped pattern?


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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.


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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.

Craft up denim


Scottish singer Tallia Storm shares how to upcycle a denim playsuit with a few easy tips, and some inspiration from Chanel.


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Clothes to dye for


Dyeing is great way to change clothes you have already into something totally new!


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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?

Sensible storage


Following a few simple tips will help keep your clothes looking good until you need them again saving you money in the long term!


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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.


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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.

Pass it on


Donating your unwanted clothing means it gets enjoyed by someone else and will ultimately reduce some environmental impact too.


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Recycling collections


Don’t just bin it, recycle it! An estimated £140 million worth of clothing goes to landfill in the UK every year.


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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.

List before you buy


You could save yourself unnecessary expense simply by planning what you really need to buy.


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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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News

Waste Less Live More Week - 22-28 September 2014

19-09-14


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Events

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

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Supporters

Kerry McCarthy, Labour MP for Bristol East:

“I am very excited by WRAP’s latest campaign, Love Your Clothes, which extends its successful Love Food Hate Waste campaign to changing the way consumers in the UK purchase, use and dispose of their clothing.”

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