SL Directory: Where To Donate Your Clothing
SL Directory: Where To Donate Your Clothing

SL Directory: Where To Donate Your Clothing

These days, most of us are guilty of overconsumption. But instead of sending your unwanted items to landfill, there are plenty of places that willingly take donations – helping you give the pieces you no longer wear a second life. Here are some of the options worth considering…
By Saroop Sangha

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Royal Trinity Hospice

By donating clothes to the Royal Trinity Hospice, you’ll be contributing to its mission to provide compassionate end-of-life care to patients and services to their families – while also ensuring your once-loved pieces don’t end up in landfill. To make a donation, simply drop off any unwanted items with a member of staff in any of its shops – a full list of sites can be found here.

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Boutique by Shelter

Britain’s homelessness crisis is worsening, and Shelter supports the UK’s 271,000 rough sleepers. Located within one of the most imaginative spaces in London, the new flagship Boutique by Shelter store offers a curated selection of second-hand pieces. People are encouraged to bring along any clothing donations – either to be given directly to one of the charity’s homeless shelters or to sell in store to generate the kind of financial support that’s needed to help homeless people rebuild their lives.



By donating your items to one of Fara’s charity shops, you’re helping to support the roughly two million Romanian children who are at risk of childhood poverty. Irrespective of how old your items are, the brand or the style, the charity will happily accept any clothes, accessories and shoes in any of its stores.



Traid offers multiple donation options if you’re looking to pass on unwanted clothes. If you live in London, you can book a free home collection service, or you can drop your items off at any Traid charity shop. If neither of those options are feasible, you can post your donation at any Collect+ store. All that Traid asks is that items are in a good enough condition for resale.


We Collect, We Donate

If dropping off donations in store is a hassle, then We Collect, We Donate is the answer. Doing what it says on the tin, a member of its team can collect your clothing seven days a week, so all you have to do is select a time that’s convenient for you. Collections are available in London, Essex and the surrounding areas, with clothing, soft toys and toiletries in high demand. Just bear in mind that all items must be in a wearable state. Your donations will then be organised and sent out to the company’s partnered charities including homeless support, shelter homes and organisations that offer support to vulnerable children and adults. 



H&M first installed in-store donation bins in its stores more than a decade ago, encouraging customers to drop off their used clothing in exchange for £5 vouchers to be used in store. By donating your clothes at these in-store bins, you’re contributing to a collective effort to make the fashion industry more circular.



Zara has demonstrated its commitment to environmental responsibility by installing clothing drop off points in its stores. Partnering with local non-profit organisations, Zara then gives these garments a new lease of life. Simply drop off your clothes using the dedicated collection containers, ensuring they are securely sealed. For added convenience, an online donation request can be made through Zara's Preowned – Donation section. Once confirmed, a courier will collect your donations from the location of your choice for a £1.95 fee.



COS’s Full Circle programme includes a complimentary donation collection service. Donated garments are then carefully assessed, with some cleaned and restored into a resalable condition, whilst others are broken down into fibres to be used in repurposed fabrics in future collections. The programme actively explores innovative solutions for irreparable items to avoid landfill waster, reflecting COS's commitment to minimising its impact on the environment. As a thank-you, each donation will be met with 10% OFF voucher to be redeemed against future purchases.


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