WARDROBES fit to burst? You’re not alone.
Three quarters of families have clothes they no longer wear, with most at us ignoring HALF the togs In our cupboards.
But now the reGAlN app aims to help us clear the clutter and get rewarded for it. The simple service lets you box up a mlnlmum of ten clothlng Items at a time, take them to one at 20,000 drop-off points and ship them for tree.
In return, you’re rewarded with a cholce of discount coupons to save money on your next purchase at brands includng Superdry, Asics, New Balance, Boohoo, Missguided, Expedia and Hotels.com.
The clothes you send are reused, recycled or used for energy production.
Jack Ostrowski, from reGAIN explains: “We know that we can’t stop people from buying clothes, but we can incentivise them to change their habits and divert hundreds of tonnes of clothing from UK landfill.”
Jack’s tips for families on a budget…
- Shop for clothes out of season to get the best bargains, so stock up on sun dresses for 2019 at the end of this summer.
- Want new clothes but don’t have the cash? Hold a clothes swap with pals.
- Hand-me-downs are cool, even Princess Charlotte is wearing them. But make younger kids feel better about second-hand by teaching them to customise with simple sewing techniques, patches or fabric paints for a unique look.