“These clothes have done nothing wrong” said a spokesperson from Click Collection. “They are innocent and clothes have a right to see the sun and feel the wind and the rain. If owners have kept them locked up for over a year without letting them out, it’s time to set them free to start a new life with someone else. We are here to help them find a loving new home. At ClickCollection.co.uk owners can release them easily and free without even needing to leave the house – just go to our website and order a free bag and we’ll pick it up. Everyone knows it’s the right thing to do because it will help a charity and a new owner at the same time. It can even reduce the amount ending up going to landfill”.
The new report by Govt- sponsored WRAP (Waste Resources Action Programme) has been welcomed by Click Collection. It shows that 30% of clothes in the average wardrobe have not been worn for a year, mostly because they don’t fit. These could be collected free from owners’ homes and donated to charity through Click Collection.
The report also shows that 66% of UK consumers buy or are given pre-owned clothes. The research indicates a willingness to buy more pre-owned if a wider range was available. ClickCollection.co.uk aims for their online multi-charity clothes shop to help make this easier, especially for people who can’t get to a High Street charity shop. Already providing a national clothes collection and online sales service for several charities, the fashion collection in the online shop is expanding daily.
Click Collection’s spokesman said: “The WRAP report supports our aim to change charity clothes recycling for good. Our collaborative multicharity online shop will make more high quality pre-owned clothes available to more people throughout the UK, even if they live in the middle of nowhere. And our secure courier collection from home means anyone can fill a bag, pick a charity to support, and have the bag picked up free. Let’s do good, let’s recycle more of those clothes and raise more money for charities at the same time”.