Space in Hong Kong is limited. Our closets are bursting with clothes and then some as we buy new ones each season. We realise that it is time to cull out the clutter... but what should we do with these clothes we once adored?
Shocking but true, according to an article titled “Wall of Waste” written less than a year ago by the Hong Kong based NGO Redress which promotes environmental sustainability, an average of 217 tonnes of textiles are dumped into Hong Kong’s landfills each day!
Each and every one of us can make a difference by being conscious of our actions. In this article, we have gathered 5 eco-friendly destinations operating in the Western-Central district, where we can donate used clothing or buy second-hand ones.
Also, it is worth noting that clothing brands such as Uniqlo, Zara and H&M have launched second hand collection and recycling initiatives, where you can donate your old textiles at their outlets - no matter brand or condition.
1. Salvation Army Family Store @ Kennedy Town
The Salvation Army family store is a classic, and the Kennedy Town location is the only one in the Western District. Here, you can find an ever-changing variety of second-hand clothing, books, and other knick knacks. Prices are about the same as your typical H&M,