It is astonishing how much of our old clothes end up in landfill. However the trend is changing and we are being educated into how valuable our old cast offs can be. Two new entrepreneurial schemes to assist us in donating our no longer needed or worn garments to charity. The first is pioneered by that well known household name Marksandspencer and promoted by our much loved Joanna Lumley. It is called “Shwopping”. Remember when we just used to throw away our bottles and newspapers now most of us re-cycle these consumer items. Why not the same with our clothes. The Marksandspencer philosophy is that old cast offs should have a future. They are passed on to Oxfam so that they can be re-sold, re-used or recycled and all the money goes to people in poverty. Their aim is to change the way we shop, every time you go to buy something new (or even if you don’t) next time you visit Marksandspencer drop something in the bin.