Valuing our clothes
UK households spend over £1,800 each year on buying and cleaning clothes - but 30% of our clothes haven't been used for at least a year!
Save money and help the environment
We can all save money and help the environment by making simple changes to the way we buy, use and get rid of our clothing.
Making the most of our clothes
The clothing in our wardrobes is worth over £4,000 - yet 30% of it is unused. From buying clothes that are deisgned to last longer, to buying second-hand clothes, to looking for new ways to wear existing clothing - there are lots of things we can do to make the most of our clothes. Find out more about making the most of our clothes.
Cleaning our clothes
One in ten of us have not worn items of clothing as they have been damaged during washing. Looking at washing labels, washing at lower temperatures and using larger loads - are just some of the things we can do to care for our clothes and help the environment. Find out more about cleaning our clothes.
Keeping clothes out of the bin
More than 30% of clothing goes to landfill and nearly half of us have put clothes in the bin because we think the clothing isn't of good enough quality to be used by anyone else. Yet these can be recycled for a range of uses including wiping clothes, felts and other non-clothing uses. We can also keep clothes out of the bin by donating them to charities, local authorities or other collections. Find out more about keeping clothes out of the bin.
To read the full 'Valuing our clothes' report for more facts and information, visit the WRAP website