Once the clothing bins are full, they are emptied by the collection team.
The clothing is returned to the local hub and baled into larger hessian sacks
The clothing is sold to trading partners both in the UK and abroad to be sorted.
Once the clothing is sold GWAAC receive funds but the story does not end here...
The trading partner will transport the clothing to the factory to be sorted.
Clothing is separated by item and then graded from the best quality to items which need to be recycled.
All items which are able to be resold are sent onwards to second hand shops or markets within Europe, Africa or India.
Any items which cannot be reworn are shredded and recycled into wiper rags, mattress stuffing or even pellets for punch bags.