SWD, part of the TRI Group, is a Greater Manchester based specialist in the collection, reuse and recycling of preloved textiles, across Northern England and North Wales.
Collecting, sorting and exporting some 40 million items annually has allowed SWD to develop the expertise, experience and highly trained workforce to service customers across the globe, including markets throughout the UK, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and the Far East and Japan.
Dave and Suzanne Woods
Between them, David and Suzanne have 40 years of experience in the textile recycling industry.
David’s expertise lies in logistics, production and exports whilst Suzanne is experienced in product quality with a particular interest in sustainability and vintage clothing.
A focussed, friendly and reliable approach combined with a commitment to achieve the highest level of service has led to the building of strong business relationships, ensuring continued collection channels of garments and shoes from charities and local authorities.
Working closely with clients and knowing the markets, SWD’s strength and agility come together to deliver for clients, whatever their requirements. Comprehensive logistics and detailed tracking and reporting make the process run smoothly and maximises output, realising 70% reuse of preloved items.
SWD recognises the responsibility of reducing landfill, protecting the environment, the inherent high value of pre-loved apparel and the part SWD can play to ensure reuse, and wherever possible, that nothing of value goes to waste.