Textiles

Introduction

 

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 fluctuated towards the end of the year. Prices in December 2018 stood at £255 per tonne. Charity shop textile prices  have declined  since April 18, however they saw a slight improvement in November and December 2018, reaching £253 per tonne. This is around £200 per tonne less than prices seen at the start of the year