Clothes banks have popped up across London as part of a new campaign aimed to encourage young Londoners to recycle their unwanted clothes. The scheme is called Love Not Landfill.
Launched by Love Not Landfill, the clothes banks can be found in various locations across London, including Beyond Retro stores in Soho, Brick Lane and Dalston, as well as Westfield shopping centres in Shepherd’s Bush and Stratford. Five of the multiple textile clothing banks have been designed by the anonymous street artist Bambi.
The clothes banks, aimed at 16-24 year olds in particular, come after figures revealed that 35 million items of clothing across the UK are thrown away by 16-24 year olds each year.
When old clothes go into one of Love Not Landfill’s clothes banks, if they’re wearable, they are sorted and sent to second-hand markets and shops around the world.
Love Not Landfill is expected to launch more clothes banks.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea