THE AVERAGE ITEM OF CLOTHING HAS ONLY TWO YEARS UNTIL IT IS THROWN AWAY. THAT’S WHY WE STARTED CLOTHES DOCTOR.
TO BRING BACK THE TRADITION OF CARING FOR THE CLOTHES WE LOVE, AND MAKING THEM LAST FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.
For over a decade, I was working tirelessly in the City in the retail sector. I started to take a good hard look at my own unsustainable shopping. After learning how much of our clothes go to waste, I became interested in building a business that would actually encourage people to change their consumption habits and extend the life of their clothes.
Many clothes are thrown away simply because we’re tired of them. Or because they’ve lost their shape, colour or the appearance they once had. In many cases this is caused by being washed too often or the wrong way, or without the right tools and knowledge.
So in 2017, I left my City job and started Clothes Doctor. People from across the country sent in their most beloved items for altering and repairing. Our repairs service continues today, alongside our range of specialist clothing care products.
After five incredible years, we’ve created an amazing, loyal community dedicated to cleaning, protecting, and repairing clothes the way our grandparents did - extending the life of the clothes we love, so we throw less away. I’m so proud of how far we’ve come and excited for what’s to come!