23% of Londoner’s clothes are unworn. That’s unsustainable. But we are starting to fix it.

By passing on these clothes to TRAID for someone else to use, you can help to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal Number 12 – to ensure sustainable consumption and production and spark positive change for our planet and its citizens.

Keeping clothes in use for longer is an immediate practical step you can take to reduce the negative environmental impacts of our clothes, while supporting more sustainable production.

In one year, Londoners have passed on ONE MILLION garments to TRAID for someone else to use. That’s a water saving of 412,800,000 litres of water and 2,451 tonnes of CO2e. Take the action here.

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"The way we design, make and discard clothes has a huge impact on the environment. TRAID’s 23% campaign calls on Londoners to put 123 million items of unworn clothes back into use. Initiatives like this one help everyone recycle their clothes – and to understand why it matters – as well as supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goal Number 12." – Mary Creagh, MP for Wakefield and Chair of Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee

Get inspired to take the 23% campaign action

Since the 23% Campaign launched,* 258 tonnes of clothes passed on to TRAID - that’s one million items!


A tap running non-stop for 131 years uses 412,800,000 litres, the water footprint of these clothes


Driving 5,992,665 miles in your car is equivalent to 2,451 tonnes of CO₂e, the carbon footprint of these clothes


*September 2018 – September 2019