Clothes recycling and sustainable fashion is a hot topic. And with over 350,000 tonnes of clothing making its way to landfill each year, our textile recycling service is here to give pre-loved clothes a new lease of life.
Items in good condition are sent to wholesalers in developing countries for resale in local markets. Garments that can't be reused are repurposed as new materials such as insulation, sports equipment filler and carpet underlay.
Fashion brands can benefit from fabric scrap recycling to minimise environmental impact and increase recycling rates (and we also recycle coat hangers!).
Install one of our textile recycling bins or sacks in your workplace today to send your old clothes on their merry way.
Got a smaller quantity to recycle? Check out our RecycleBox scheme for one-off orders!
✔︎ Chuck it in
✘ Please keep it out
Handbags and bags
Accessories: hats, belts, shoes
Fabric; cloth; textile scrap
350,000 tonnes of recyclable textiles are landfilled in the UK each year, at least 50% of which could have been recycled.
Save your old clothes and textiles from landfill!
Every textile recycling sack collected by First Mile is carefully sorted. All clothes in good condition are then sent to wholesalers in developing countries where local market traders sell them on.
Damaged clothes that can’t be fixed are sent to a recycling facility where they’re separated, shredded and turned into new materials. Simply add a clothes recycling bin to your workplace and get your team to start recycling garments straight away.
If you’re a fashion brand and produce a high amount of clothes frequently, we can help your company by recycling fabric scraps and product samples so they don’t end up incinerated or in a landfill.
Recycle your textiles today!