In aid of it being Fashion Revolution Week, I have teamed up with Love not Landfill to complete a dehaul of my wardrobe.
Rather than completing a traditional haul, filling my wardrobe with clothes I don’t necessarily need, I have cleared out my wardrobe, removing unloved clothes that I haven’t worn in a good ol’ while and have taken them to my nearest Love not Landfill clothing bank.
There are £30 billion worth of unworn clothes in the UK’s wardrobes and 300,000 tonnes of unwanted clothes go into landfill or get incinerated every year. Whilst you might not want a specific dress because you were never sure of the fit, or you’re just not that comfortable wearing your ex-boyfriends t-shirt anymore, someone else might be after exactly that style of dress or colour of t-shirt, so taking these unwanted clothes to a Love not Landfill clothing bank are the perfect way to divert them from landfill.
I have shared my dehaul over on my Instagram Stories which I will save in a ‘Love not Landfill’ highlight over on my Instagram.
The process I took when completing my dehaul began with tidying my wardrobe as me flicking through a neat wardrobe looked a lot more impressive than rummaging from my usual pile on the floor. I’m an organised mess kind of gal. Once tidy, I got on and dehauled! By asking myself if I had worn the item within the last 12 months I could determine whether the item was ‘well loved’ by me. Once I had gone through my wardrobe, I had a good selection to take to the clothing bank and felt pretty darn good since I am confident that every item in my updated wardrobe is loved and gets the wear it deserves.
Love not Landfill Clothing Banks can be found in the following locations:
- London Designer Outlet, Wembley
- Beyond Retro, Dalston
- Topshop, Oxford Circus
- Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre
For Fashion Revolution Week, there will also be an additional clothing bank in Spitalfields Market in Brick Lane. This bank will at this location from the 22nd of April until the 29th of April.
Sustainable guru Venetia Falconer and Adeola from @apatronne will also be at Spitalfields on Friday 26th of April where there will be a chance to check out each other’s dehauls and swap unwanted clothes before they go into the clothing bank for recycling. See the map of where the clothing bank will be below.
Make sure you share your dehauls on Instagram/Twitter/All the Social Media’s tagging both me and Love not Landfill as well as using the hashtags #dehaul and #LovenotLandfill.