There are many avenues for finding a new home for your unwanted clothing, and some will top up your bank account too. Selling good condition 2nd hand clothing is the norm and there are many online selling sites (all of the big ones) that allow you to do this, and some lesser known too, such as Depop and Vinted, which are fashion marketplaces that help customers find unique clothing items, whilst reducing waste associated with fast fashion. Of course, a kind option is to gift clothing to friends and family or donate to a charity shop. Additionally, Chelmsford City Council will accept clean clothing and paired shoes on their kerbside recycling collection service.
It is difficult to find a new home for poor quality textiles and rags, this is partly due to the vast amount of cheap clothing that is in circulation. Old ripped t – shirts are still great for washing the car (for one example), but will need to placed in the black bin at their end of life. However, items such as old bedding and towels are usually welcomed where they are needed most, such as local rehoming centres and wildlife rescue centres.