Our main market is Ghana. The light Summer clothing in good condition will be sorted into 52 grades and then baled in 55kg bales for export. We process one 40ft container per week for this market. The clothing should be wearable, clean or washable. From the goods we collect 45% goes to this market. The shoes are also exported to Ghana.
10% of the items we collect are sold into Europe. These are items not suitable for Africa such as heavy or Winter items, however they are still wearable, clean, fashionable items
The remaining 40% will be recycling items and these are baled in 400kg bales and exported to Pakistan. These items are usually damaged, dirty or very worn.
5% of the items we collect are waste. These will be items that are heavily soiled, very dirty or items that we cannot recycle or reuse such as knitting needles, ice skates and items that should not be in the bags.
We export all of the Bric-a-Brac and soft toys into Europe the books we collect are sold in the UK.