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 dropped to  £275 per tonne in June and July 2018, matching prices seen during the same period in 2017. Charity shop textile prices also saw a decline, with prices dropping by almost £100 per tonne between May and July 2018. Prices currently stand at £320 per tonne.