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To wonder why people who donate clothes to charity shops cut the labels off.

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Mrsdavidcaruso Sat 18-May-13 16:45:08

I know its not the shops that do it as I used to volunteer in one and a lot of clothes came in with both the size and the shop label removed both from the neckline and the inside of the garment

I have just bought a lovely floaty top in one shop and as the label has been removed I don't know if I have paid £3.49 for something I could have got new in Primark or Matalan for about £12 or something I would have had to pay £20+ for in a higher end retailer. But I liked the top and bought it. Also as the size had to be guessed I took a chance that it actually fitted me ( it did)

I also don't think it is fair on the Charity that donators want to help, price cheap goods too high and the shop will get a rep for being too expensive and no-one will buy - price too low and although the customer is happy it will lose money for the charity. I would imagine such mistakes are common when the shops are run in the main by unpaid volunteers who don't know the difference between Primark and Prada just by the feel and look of a garment.

QueenMaeve Sun 19-May-13 13:01:35

I cut the labels of most things! The children hate them scratching their neck and I hate labels sticking up in clothes. I cut the ribbon loops to hang them buy off as well.

PodgyTumWellies Sun 19-May-13 13:03:25

I hate hate hate ribbon loops. They come off asap. I fail to understand the point of them, partic on t-shirts which surely no-one hangs up? [reveals slovenly self]

Acandlelitshadow Sun 19-May-13 13:15:35

Another who cuts the itchy buggers out.

I'm always surprised at how many labels are left in grin

IsabelleRinging Sun 19-May-13 13:24:16

I don't understand why a charity shop would want to stop ebayers buying their clothes. Surely what happens to it when it leaves them is of little concern, and if someone else can make a profit from it too then everyone's a winner!

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Sun 19-May-13 14:14:12

I read it that it was the shops (eg M&S, tesco, etc) donating some of their stock to charity shops but cutting out their labels before doing so, not the charity shop doing it.

DoJo Sun 19-May-13 14:40:10

I also cut the ribbon loops out of clothes (who ever uses them to hang their clothes up unless it's a sleeveless dress or similar?!) but I then re-use them as book marks.

PearlyWhites Sun 19-May-13 22:17:47

Primark labels are the worst so hard and itchy even on pjs I always cut them out.

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