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By Fiona Reid
Wardrobe update

THE average woman’s wardrobe is worth about £3296 and contains 103 items.

However, many females admit to not wearing over half of their clothes in the last six months, and a quarter in the last year.

And during lockdown, we only wore ten per cent of our clothing.

With fast fashion and waste becoming a big environmental problem, energy comparison website has shared some tips with Be readers on how to make money from your unworn outfits.

The most money to be made in resale is for brands and designs that are on-trend and more people want to buy.

The most desirable second-hand items are Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Chanel, as well as Nike and Levi.

But all sorts of clothes and accessories can be sold online and the website’s top tips for reselling are:

1. Offer discounts: 94 per cent of female shoppers rarely buy clothing that isn’t on sale, so try and offer a discount or deal on items.

2. Take great photos: always provide pics and make them as clear and detailed as possible.

3. Get social: make sure your social channels are up-to-date and relevant – pay particular attention to Instagram trends!

4. What’s trending? Keeping an eye on what’s trending with shoppers is essential.

5. Honesty is the best policy: there’s no point in trying to hide wear and tear, unforeseen faults will only make you an unreliable seller and you could risk losing your account due to disgruntled customers.

6. Sell activewear: due to the growing demand for fashionable fitness attire, gym and sportswear is one of the fastest growing categories of clothing.

7. Upload items at the right time: According to research, most second hand thrifters are night owls that shop between 9-10 pm.

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30 years of coffee mornings

By Abbey Morton | DNG24

30 years of coffee mornings

MAGGIE Thatcher was still running the UK, Maria McKee was top of the charts, Scotland beat England at rugby and a cancer charity held their first ever coffee morning back in September 1990. Since then, every year thousands of people have tucked into cakes and enjoyed a cuppa with pals, neighbours and strangers, raising millions of pounds to fund support Macmillan Cancer Care in their work to help people with cancer. Here, we look back on 30 years of coffee mornings across the region which have raised tens of thousands of pounds and helped countless cancer sufferers and their families.

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