Advance, the sector-leading women’s charity, has announced a new partnership with the recycling company Anglo-Recycling, to benefit from income gained through their doorstep collections service, and to support better sustainability in the clothing industry.
The partnership with Anglo’s doorstep collections service will provide much-needed funds for Advance’s core services, supporting women and girls who experience domestic abuse and those at risk of or in the criminal justice system, understanding that these two issues are often linked. Advance’s approach is to support those in need in their communities, working with women directly and alongside specialist services and statutory partners to make women and girls feel safe and to rebuild their lives.
Anglo Doorstep Collections is a UK based company that collects clothing of all kinds, as well as bed linen and other items no longer wanted or of use, such as toys, musical instruments, sports equipment and more. These items are sold in second-hand shops in the UK and in other countries as well as supporting efforts in Ukraine.
By booking a doorstep collection directly through Advance’s website the charity will gain income and help to reduce landfill of textiles and other household items that do not easily degrade, as well as reduce the vast quantities of water and CO2 used in fast fashion production. Anglo Doorstep Collections aims to return no longer needed or used items back into the economy thus reducing the demand for new items to be manufactured whilst simultaneously raising funds for charity.
Niki Scordi, CEO of Advance, said:
Anglo Doorstep Collections commented:
For all press enquiries, please contact:
About recycling clothes for cash
- The United States Agency for International Development USAID published a report from Africa (2017) mentioning that a new generation of women, specifically seamstresses, are thriving economically by buying cheap imported clothes that are damaged, using the buttons, patterns, trim and belts to recreate new clothes that are viewed locally as very fashionable.
In Africa, where purchase power is significantly lower than Europe, good quality affordable second hand clothes are much in demand that they can alter or re-sell.
- On average, a household donates 8kg of clothing and 4kg of bric-a-brac per collection booked through Anglo Doorstep Collections. The second-hand value of this is approximately £10.00
- 60% of the proceeds from collections will be donated to Advance
- Advance’s vision is a world in which women and children lead safe, equal, violence-free lives so that they can flourish and actively contribute to society. The charity works with women who experience domestic abuse to be safe and take control of their lives, and women who have committed crime or are at risk of offending to break the cycle.
- As well as providing direct support, Advance works with statutory services, government agencies and other women’s charities to ensure a holistic approach to the issues these women face.
- Women must be referred to Advance, via statutory services or the charity’s self-referral scheme. For more information about who Advance is able to support, please visit Get help
- For facts and statistics about domestic abuse and women in the criminal justice system, as well as Advance’s work, please visit Our impact