This section of the data portal provides a summary of developments in the UK’s recovered textiles market.  The data presented here comes from respected, publicly available and regularly updated sources on the internet.  By following the link(s) above the graphics, you can find out more details on the source of the data and visit the sites to access the full data.


Prices for recovered textiles fall into three categories. These are briefly described as follows:

  • Banks – the value that textile bank operators will pay to the bank beneficiaries such as the named charity or local charity when the banks are owned, sited, serviced etc by the operator.
  • Charity shop - the value that a charity receives for charity shop clothing sold to merchants that collect the garments from the shop.

The current highlights and trends are:

Recovered textile prices

 The price of textile recovered from banks rose to £315 per tonne in April 2018. Prices are around £40 per tonne higher than during the same period in 2017. Charity shop textile prices continued to perform well, reaching £475 per tonne in March 2018.