It’s time to re-evaluate your wardrobe!

Around 30% of clothes in the household wardrobe have been unused for at least a year. This is worth over £1,000 per household or £30 billion across the UK!

The average lifetime for a garment is 2.2 years. Extending the life of clothing by an extra nine months of active use would reduce carbon, waste and water footprints by around 20-30% each. It could save £5 billion a year from the costs of resources used in clothing supply, laundry and disposal.

There are many ways can all change this; by wearing our clothes for longer, reworking the style and wearing them in a new way or repairing and up-cycling them.

Or if you really are not going to wear it again there are even more choices; pass it on to a friend or family member, donate to charity or re–sell yourself to make some money.

Clothing should NEVER be thrown in the bin! Nearly a third of waste clothing goes into landfill, if this clothing was given the chance to be reused it would generate over £140 million of additional income to charities, local authorities or other organisations for re-use and recycling.

Have a think about what you could do with all those forgotten items in your wardrobe!

Information from WRAP survey.

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Comment by N.J.Bond on October 24, 2012 at 14:21

is green also acting kind,she always stoope to conquer, so it is named
Neeli. You never know what for she is stooping some thing to achieve or
wrentch.Be careful man you never know where you never know why they
start it and stop i

t .When she stoops she is Neeli , when she stops and
reacts to anger she is Trisuli, and if decided to finish you, she is
Durga! So Indigo war came to free India from the pimps and psychopants
to get again trapped. Ahimsa silk is  hand spun and hand loom woven  lasts 22 years minimum with organic soap wash  more and more beautiful wash after wash purifies the atmospheric air by way of pumping billions of nan herb capsules that cleanse water and soil in the kitchen garden  that may bring one day the organic vegitable and fruits . Thus logically one good lead to next ,Reparing and upcycling one evil will lead to another  of more chemicals!  


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