Recycling clothing or textiles has been around for many years, the old rag and bone man use to go around collecting clothes or textiles to recycle , going back many years people used to trade in second hand clothing and are still today.
Many people just throw the old clothes out but Recycling clothing has a positive impact on the environment by reducing the landfill. It can take years to break down the clothing in landfills.
It is said that there could be over a billion tons of unused clothing stuck in wardrobes up and down the country in the UK alone that could be recycled.
Spring is a great time for an overhaul and for a good old wardrobe clear out, which is why we thought it also a great time to launch the new website.
Help the environment now by taking a look at your clothes , we all have clothes that no longer fit or we feel they are out of fashion. See what you have not worn for sometime and probably never will.
We need your Clothes!
Some textiles end up as cleaning rags others are exported to other countries but this all helps the environment.Scrapstore needs your Clean, Reusable Clothes for Charity, we are especially looking for childrens summer clothes, you can drop off your unwanted items at the Scrapstore or contact us and we will arrange a collection.
The list below takes a light-hearted look at the kind of items we definitely but thank you:
Your Gran’s old cardigan
If your Gran has just bought herself a nice new cardy – please don’t send us her old one. Unfortunately we don’t accept old clothing and especially if it’s well worn and has any holes or stains on it.
Those jeans with no fly
We’re all too aware you don’t want those jeans with the broken zip anymore – let’s face it, it’s no fun walking around with a built-in breeze where you don’t want one. The trouble is no one else wants to wear them either so if you do send them to us, we’ll just sigh and not pay you anything for them.
Your black t-shirt that’s white at the armpits
Deodorant stains are another big no-no. Sending us a black t-shirt in good condition is great but send us one with those annoying white stains under the arms and again, you won’t receive a penny.
The jacket you ripped taking a shortcut home
You may have an old jacket in your wardrobe that you don’t wear anymore because it’s ripped or torn. Sometimes it’s tempting to take a shortcut home and climb a fence or a wall; if you do and damage your jacket we’d rather you didn’t palm it off on us – thanks!
Clothes you need a peg on your nose to wear
Please remember that your unwanted clothing, footwear and accessories are to be worn by other people less fortunate than yourself. With this in mind don’t send us anything that stinks of smoke, smells mouldy or reeks of something else; pleasant or unpleasant.
You get the gist! If you are not sure of what to donate, either contact us, ask on your next visit.