As well as a wonderful array of food and drink, did you know that each Masala Bazaar store has a clothes bank facility for you to drop your unwanted clothes off? By donating old clothes you can help the third world countries protect themselves against the cold and floods. Here’s a few notes about recycling of clothes….
- 90% of the clothes you put in textile banksare used in some way.
- as the worlds poorer nations develop the demand for second hand clothes is increasing.
- Recycling makes sense as it helps environment, created jobs and helps the poorer nations.
- The average black bag hold between 6-8 kg of clothes.
- From the clothes donated 40% can be worn again, 15% will be recycled and turned into new garments, 15% used for filling mattresses and other furniture, 20% used for wiper cloth and 10% cannot be used.
- 75% of the population in the developing countries rely on second-hand clothing and shoes.
- The textile recycling industry is over 200 years old and very well established.
- The average household discards of about 1ton of rubbish every year of which about 4% is clothes.
- If you put your clothes into a rubbish bin they will be taken to a landfill where they will eventually form greenhouse gases that could harm the environment.
- Over 12 million people in the UK regularly buy items from a charity shop.
- In Africa cobblers take old tyres and make new soles and heels to fit our old shoes.
- Over 120,000 tons of clothes are recycled in the Uk every year.
The Masala Bazaar locations can be found at stores across the UK in Sunderland (coming soon),Cardiff (two locations),Newport and Bristol