Collection of clothes
DAPP UK sells donated clothes and shoes, books and bric-a-brac. Most of these clothes come from our clothing banks placed in the streets. A small part of the donated items is donated directly to the shops.
In order to get the clothes from our clothing banks to the shops, DAPP UK uses Green World Recycling as its main contractor for collection and sorting.(GWR is a not-for-profit company that works to reduce textile waste through projects enabling clothing to be re-worn, re-used or recycled. GWR collects used clothing from the public via clothing banks and either donates this to charity, sells it overseas where demand for such clothing is high or facilitates its recycling. GWR is committed to operating ethically and minimising waste.)
Green World Recycling is the recognized operator on behalf of DAPP UK and is directly responsible for the maintenance of DAPP's clothing banks. The goods donated to DAPP containers are collected by GWR and carried to their Sorting Centre where they are sorted by experienced sorters according to DAPP UK shops requirements and guidelines.
The best quality of the clothes is sold in DAPP UK's shops and the rest are sold to different customers who either resell them or recycle and upcycle them. The idea is to use the most out of the donated goods, so that very little goes to waste and most goes towards development.