WHAT TO DO WITH OLD UNDERWEAR
Posted 14th January 2022 by SOCKSHOPThe turn of a new year is a great chance to clear out your wardrobe and take pre-loved garments to a charity shop. But while that’s all very well and good for jumpers and jeans, what are you supposed to do with your time-worn old pants?! Well, believe it or not, there are plenty of ways to recycle, upcycle and donate them to a good cause. SOCKSHOP is here with some inspirational ideas about what to do with old underwear in the UK.
Okay, so the thought of your well-worn underwear being sorted at a recycling plant or rehomed to a person in need somewhere far from our shores is, frankly, a bizarre concept. But it’s something we really need to get to grips with, especially in the midst of the current climate crisis. So let’s dispense with the British stiff-upper-lip and turn our useless old undies into something altogether more sustainable and worthwhile!
What to do with old underwear in the UK
If you’ve drawn a blank as to the best way to dispose of your old underwear, SOCKSHOP has some useful hints and tips to show you how to get rid of your pants in a practical and ethical way.
If your holey old underwear needs a new home, why not consider the following ideas:
RECYCLE – CLOTHING BANKS
UPCYCLE – GET CRAFTY!
DONATE – RE-GIFT UNWANTED GIFTS
Recycle - Clothing banks
Upcycle - Get crafty!
Donate - Regift unwanted gifts
Restock your underwear at SOCKSHOP
Of course, if it’s out of the old it has to be in with the new. Having done your good turn by recycling, upcycling, or donating your old underwear to charity, you’re going to be left with a gap in your underwear drawer. Thankfully, SOCKSHOP can fill that void with some gorgeous new undergarments that are as kind to the environment as they are to your skin. We’ve got plenty of pants in all shapes and sizes to suit all tastes.
As we’re talking sustainability, the pick of the crop when it comes to sustainable materials has to be bamboo. This type of grass (we know!) offers impressive eco-credentials. You see, bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world, with some species growing nearly a metre in just 24 hours. It also self-generates from its own roots and needs far less water and fewer pesticides to cultivate than cotton. Plus, bamboo pumps out a whopping 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere than the equivalent acreage of trees.
If all that wasn’t enough, bamboo is kinder to you as well as the planet. This wonderful material is naturally antibacterial, hypoallergenic, and wicks away moisture from your body to keep you fresh and dry (it’s actually 3-4 times more absorbent than cotton). It’s also thermoregulating, which means it’ll keep you cool in the warmer months and warm when temperatures plummet. All in all, bamboo is the perfect underwear material.
If you need to stock up on underwear, shop the complete bamboo underwear range here at SOCKSHOP today. For more information about any of our SOCKSHOP products or for help with orders, please contact us on 08000 195 667.