Clothes that are in good condition can be donated to charity shops in the following ways:
- Take them to a local charity shop yourself. Most charities have shops in your local High Street.
- Put them in a textiles bank provided by charities like Oxfam, The Salvation Army and Scope. You can find these at supermarkets or local council sites. Try and make sure clothes are clean and dry before you donate them.
- Charities and jumble sales also make door-to-door collections. Keep an eye out for those plastic sacks coming through your letterbox.
Textiles that are worn out or in unsaleable condition can be left in special textile banks at recycling centres. The fabrics are shredded before being reprocessed into new items. Industrial quality "blankets" which protect equipment whilst being transporting is one example of what recycled textiles may become.
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