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Brits have £4.6bn worth of unworn clothing in their wardrobes

Oxfam Never been worn

What have you got lurking in your wardrobe? More than £4.6 billion worth of unworn clothing is hidden away in wardrobes, dressers and chest of drawers across the UK, thatís an average of £93 per person.

In an effort to have a big clean out, tidy up and in aim of a good cause, Oxfam have teamed up with CollectPlus to put unworn clothing to good use.

Fee Gilfeather, Oxfam Tradingís Head of Marketing said ďBy having a clear out of your unworn clothing, you could be helping to provide clean water for a school, or vital supplies to a family in an emergency. We will sort your donations and sell them in our shops or on Oxfamís Online Shop, so you can be sure that every last item donated is used to raise money to help fight poverty worldwide.Ē

With disposable wardrobes gaining in popularity itís estimated that the average Brit will have 7 mint-condition items hidden away which adds up to a staggering 350 million separate pieces.

The top 5 list includes:

  1. 53% of T-Shirts/Tops
  2. 30% of Trousers
  3. 29% Sweaters
  4. 26% Jeans
  5. 24% Coats

If you fancy a clear out CollectPlus & Oxfam are offering free delivery for 500 parcel donations. For more information and to get your goods in order visit the website here

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