The space where clothing poverty
meets clothing waste

03300 577844


people supported

Since March 2014

Sharewear Clothing Scheme

(Registered Charity No. 1170084)

181 Tonnes

of clothes diverted from landfill

Since January 2022

Breaking News

Pre-Loved 10 Year Gala Dinner at the Nottingham Belfry Hotel 16/3/2024

Pre-order your tickets for this unique event! The UK’s FIRST EVER fundraising dinner with a totally pre-loved theme. We’ll be insisting you wear #nothingnew to attend and our table decorations and seat covers will be from fabric we’ve diverted from landfill. Tickets priced at the lowest viable price point of £50 for a three course meal with wine, welcome fizz, live music, and other entertainment. Watch this space as we announce more information. Come and help us celebrate the incredible achievement of reaching 10 years of alleviating clothing poverty and raising awareness of it after starting off in a cupboard in a church — 4 women without even a fiver between us.

Sponsorship packages are going FAST, with all the companies and organizations who’ve supported us over the years taking the chance to showcase their support at this milestone. Watch this space as we reveal who our first seven sponsors are. For sponsorship details or to pre-order your tickets email

Drag that unworn outfit from your wardrobe, borrow and mix and match with friends, and come as you are! See you there!

Sharewear appoints award-winning Nottingham Menswear designer Ash Gangotra as our first ever Ambassador

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that award winning menswear fashion designer, entrepreneur and brand owner Ash Gangotra joins Sharewear Clothing Scheme today as our first ever Ambassador. Being Nottingham born and bred, just like us, Ash’s vast experience in the fashion and textiles industry, as well as his strong pedigree with both local and international charities, entrepreneurial skills and his network of associates, make him the perfect person to join Team Sharewear as we approach our tenth birthday next March.

Sharewear Clothing Scheme – Chairperson

We are seeking a Chair to the Board of Trustees at Sharewear Clothing Scheme – an award-winning charity that aims to alleviate clothing poverty by providing clothing and bedding to those that need it. 

This is an exciting time to join our charity. Established in 2014, Sharewear Clothing Scheme has supported nearly 80,000 of people in need, and receives referrals from over 250 organisations. Since January 2022, the charity has diverted 87 Tonnes of clothing from landfill. The charity has grown from a volunteer led organisation to having a small team of employees. Over the last few years, we have seen a huge growth in demand for our services. We need to continue to develop and innovate to meet this increase in demand, as well as attract funding and support to sustain our work. 

Our new Chair will have a passion for our work and the skills to contribute to the good governance of the organisation as we develop and grow as a charity. They will support us to develop our services, to achieve financial sustainability and to develop strategies that make a positive difference to the lives of the people who use Sharewear Clothing Scheme.

If you are interested in applying to be our next Chair, please review the role description below:

And send a copy of your CV along with an expression of interest (max. 2 sides A4) to by Monday, 15 May 2023

For further info:

Watch this video: Clothing Poverty: Exposed (2021) – Subtitled – YouTube

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Instagram: Sharewear Clothing Scheme (@sharewearclothingscheme) • Instagram photos and videos

Twitter: Sharewear Clothing Scheme (@SharewearUK) / Twitter

Sharewear Co-Founds the Right to Clothing Campaign

After establishing the Right to Clothing Network in our Clothing Poverty Awareness Week back in June, the Campaign itself got underway with a brilliant event at the University of Manchester on 22nd September 2022. The Right to Clothing Campaign has been co-founded by Sharewear and the Project for Peace and Justice, working with human rights and destitution researcher Dr Luke Graham. We aim to work towards a day when everyone has fair access to the Right to Clothing, whilst at the same time resurrecting recognition of this forgotten Human Right and taking action on the amount of clothing going to landfill or being incinerated.  

For more information go to 

Take part in our first action! Email your favourite brands and ask them what they do with their customer returns and end of line stock. We’ve made it very easy. Simply use our ready made tool here: