Frequency of consumers acquiring used clothing items in the UK 2016, by channel

This statistic presents the results of a survey in which consumers in the UK were asked how frequently they have acquired used clothing items from selected channels in 2016. Charity/vintage shops are the most commonly used medium for obtaining second-hand clothes, with 7 percent of respondents using them about once a month and 9 percent about once every two to three months.

How often, if at all, have you acquired clothes from each of the following?*

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Release date

July 2017


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Number of respondents

1,729 respondents

Special properties

Those who have bought clothing face to face in last year

Supplementary notes

*Question part of the source's 'SCAP Sustainable Textiles Consumer Tracker Survey'.
Percentages for answers which received fewer responses are missing, as they are not provided by the source.

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