Friday, 21 January 2011

TRAID - Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development

TRAID is a charity working to make the nations unwanted clothes matter.  They divert clothes from landfill at textile recycling banks, and after hand sorting, they resell the best in TRAID shops. The profits raised support projects  in some of the world's poorest communities.

This month saw a clothing bank installed in school.  As well as supporting this fantastic charity, Fairlop reap some benefits too:
  • A free traditional crafts session run by TRAID for our pupils
  • 30 pence per kg (£300 per tonne) for all clothes/pairs of shoes collected through our clothing bank
  • Access to TRAID's educational resources, and they are presenting an assembly soon to help launch the scheme
  • Accreditation towards our 'Eco-Schools' status
  • Marketing materials to raise awareness of textile recycling in general
  • Regular updates informing Fairlop of how much we have diverted from landfill and the amount of CO2 we have helped save
  • Free editions of the TRAID newspaper

So if you are having a tidy up/clear out at home PLEASE DONATE ANY UNWANTED CLOTHES AND SHOES to this good cause.