WARDROBES in the North East are being pushed to excess with a surplus of different-sized clothes that no longer fit.
Nearly three quarters of people surveyed in the region, keep items they can no longer get into, a survey said.
It also revealed people in the North East were most likely to have been four or more clothing sizes in their drawers and wardrobes.
The figures are from a new survey commissioned in support of Give Up Clothes for Good, the UK’s largest charity collector, in partnership with retailer TK Maxx and Cancer Research UK.
Give Up Clothes for Good wants people to have a clear-out next month and drop off unwanted quality clothing at TK Maxx.
Each bag donated could be worth up to £30 to Cancer Research UK, to fund the treatment and cure of childhood cancers.
Psychologist Linda Papadopoulos said: “People can develop an emotional attachment or sense of nostalgia to clothes, making them hard to let go of – whether it’s the dress you wore when you got engaged or that lucky suit you wore for a job interview.
“Donating clothes to charity helps to release that reluctance to part with the item, because you know that you’re giving a child the chance to have a better life, as well as giving your clothes a new lease of life.”