The UK's trade association for used clothing and textile collectors, sorters and reprocessors.
Report – Textile Theft: An evaluation of used textile theft and bogus collections in London. For further information on this ground-breaking research click here.
Textile Recycling Association Relaunches Charity Shop Grade Specifications - to read these specifications click here
To view other publications relevant to the textile reclamation industry click here.
The main objectives of this Association are:
to represent the interests of its members Internationally, Nationally
be a major force in creating a favourable climate within which
merchants can operate to advantage.
to promote textile recycling and the second hand clothing/shoe recycling industry.
Our members are collectors, graders and reprocessors of second hand clothing, textiles and shoes and they operate throughout the United Kingdom. We welcome enquiries from anyone in the UK or abroad who may wish to join the association. To find out more about what we do click here. Further details regarding membership can be found here.
What happens to clothing collected for re-use and recycling?
To find out what happens to clothing and textiles that have been collected from charity shops, textiles banks and door to door collections click here.
Do you run a charity shop? Do you want information on the law
surrounding your charity shop clothing grade waste?
Do you want to check that your collector is registered as holding
appropriate waste licences? Then click here.
For information on DEFRA's Sustainable Clothing Roadmap and the
Waste Strategy for England click here.