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.

Recovered textile prices

The price of textile recovered from banks has shown a general downward trend this year. Prices in July 2018 stood at £195 per tonne, compared to £240 per tonne at the start of the year.  Conversely, charity shop textile prices have consistently improved this year, reaching £333 per tonne in July 2019. They started the year at £263 per tonne.