Recycling, F&F

Helping customers recycle

Our customers care about the environment which is why we make it easier for them to use our stores and car parks for recycling. Each year, customers recycle around 8,700 tons of clothing and 500 tons of footwear on our sites.

Since 2012 we have been helping Cancer Research UK to generate stock for their shops by asking our customers to donate their pre-loved clothes in our stores. This campaign has raised over £550k for the charity.

We also donate all our end of line products and returns that cannot be resold to charities, including Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Newlife. This has raised millions of pounds for the charities, helping them to continue their vital work.

Reducing the footprint of our stores

Reducing our environmental impact is an important way in which we run our stores. Since 2009 we have been recycling our clothes hangers in the UK (by using them again or having them converted into other products).  In doing so we have prevented 8417 metric tonnes of plastic going to landfill.

We are also trying to reduce our impact on the environment by sourcing more sustainable fabrics in our products, this is why the formal uniforms worn by our store colleagues are all made from 100% recycled polyester, which has a lower environmental impact than virgin polyester.

If you are interested in finding out more about how you could reduce your environmental impact at home while saving money, please take a look at the Love Your Clothes website.