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Oliver Bonas recycles clothing

Tue 11 May 2021 | 09:01 am GMT
Michelle Urquhart | Products of Change Writer

Oliver Bonas is offering customers the opportunity to recycle clothes through Re-Fashion. Image: Oliver Bonas/Facebook

British independent lifestyle store teams up with Re-Fashion, helping customers to recycle well-loved clothing and accessories for charity. The UK throws away 350,000 tonnes of good quality clothes each year. In monetary terms that’s £140 million worth of used, but wearable, clothing going to waste. Re-Fashion helps to keep these clothes in the loop. Oliver Bonas customers can now add a free Re-Fashion bag to their orders and fill it with unwanted clothes to send off to Re-Fashion to be sold for charity. Re-Fashion will either list the unwanted clothes on its own website, send clothes off to charity shops or with any items that don’t make the grade; create rag bags for fashion students and the upcycling community. Re-Fashion works with a collection of charities and donates part of each sale from its recycled and re-purposed fashion. The sales on its website can earn a charity up to three times more than it would from a charity shop. Re-Fashion has helped raise over £30,000 for its charitable partners. Its charity partner, Rieves Foundation, helps support sustainable initiatives, volunteering, and storytelling projects for the next generation. Find out more about recycling your clothes with Oliver Bonas and Re-Fashion.
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