Join Clothes Aid for our #ClothingStory as we unveil animation for the new year

Happy New Year everyone!

Here at Clothes Aid we’re proud to reveal our brand new #ClothingStory animation, which highlights the benefits of recycling clothing and will hopefully encourage you to kick-off 2017 with a wardrobe clear-out. Enjoy the video below.

The film illustrates the simple #ClothingStory through two example families… One who goes through the process of donating their clothing in the UK, and another family in an Eastern European second hand shop, who buys those same unwanted clothes a few weeks later. It shows the easy step-by-step process to donate a bag of unwanted clothing to Clothes Aid, from the comfort of your own home.

The average UK household spends an average of £1,700 on new clothes every year, but Britain throws away 350,000 tonnes of clothes annually, the equivalent weight of 29,000 buses. That’s a lot of wasted clothing going straight in to landfill, but this doesn’t have to be the case if more people donate to Clothes Aid instead of just throwing away unwanted items. (Source: WRAP: Valuing our Clothes report, 2012).

Win a £50 gift voucher to spend at either Brantano or Jones Bootmaker

That’s right – we’re giving away a £50 voucher to spend in either a Brantano or Jones Bootmaker UK store. To be in with a chance of winning one of our £50 shoe vouchers, simply Tweet or Facebook a photograph of you with your bag of unwanted clothing using the #ClothingStory hashtag, and post it on one of Clothes Aid’s social media channels (Facebook.com/ClothesAid or @ClothesAid on Twitter) and your name will automatically be added to the free prize draw.

Anyone who phones the Clothes Aid hotline (020 7288 8545) to book a clothing collection, and quotes the #ClothingStory hashtag will also be added to the free prize draw too!

Clothes Aid #ClothingStory competition: Terms & Conditions

1. The promoter is Clothes Aid (Services) Ltd (company no. 6381220)]. Address Unit 4NR, Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, London N1 3QP. 2. Employees of Clothes Aid or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the prize draw or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the prize draw. 3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter the prize draw. 4. Route to entry for the prize draw is through Clothes Aid (Services) Ltd’s Facebook page, Twitter profile, or the Clothes Aid helpline. 5. Closing date for entry will be Sunday 5th February 2017. After this date the no further entries to the prize draw will be permitted. 6. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason. 7. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the prize draw and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the prize draw will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter. 8. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition. 9. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice. 10. Winners will be chosen at random from all entries received and verified by Promoter and or its agents. 11. The winner will be notified by email and/or letter within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner. 12. The promoter will notify the winner how the prize can be claimed. 13. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. 14. By entering this prize draw, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. 15. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England. 16. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent. 17. Entry into the prize draw will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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