Number of single use outfits bought in the UK 2019, by occasion

According to a study by one of the UK's leading charities, Barnardo's, British people bought approximately 11 million units of clothing for holiday occasions in 2019. The results of the study also revealed that for other special occasions, such as wedding and formal events like balls, consumers were expected to buy more than 16 million units of single-use outfits.

Number of single use outfits bought in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019, by occasion

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Release date

July 2019


United Kingdom

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Number of respondents

2,000 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Supplementary notes

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