Sustainable fashion: how to turn your unwanted gems into someone else’s charity shop finds

There’s nothing like a good declutter – but what to do with it all? By dropping off a bag of your preloved clothing and accessories at any TK Maxx store you’ll be raising money for children’s and young people’s cancer research and promoting sustainable fashion at the same time

The UK sustainable fashion movement is having a moment. Consumers were expressing a desire for more ethical and less wasteful fashion choices even before the pandemic, but Covid-19 seems to have crystallised this feeling.

A survey conducted in April by the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) asked people how the pandemic had influenced their opinions on the fashion industry. It found that 50% feel the industry should do whatever it takes to become more environmentally sustainable, and 68% intend to make long-term changes to their purchasing habits, including buying more secondhand items.

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