THE COLLECTIVE WELCOMES YOU
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THE COLLECTIVE AT A GLANCE
A Bit of Background
Here at The Collective, we collect, sort and distribute second-hand clothing, which is then redistributed to previously disadvantaged women, who then on-sell this clothing at a profit.
We strive to encourage entrepreneurship, build productive relationships and create a positive impact throughout South Africa.
HOW IT WORKS
Making A Difference
Every year, consumers are purchasing billions of Rands worth of new clothing. Where is the old clothing going? It is sitting unused in our closets.
It is time to put this unutilised resource to work...
The Collective has established various collection containers in convenient public areas.
These containers are longing for your old clothes! We take anything* from children's wear to adult wear as well as bedding and shoes.
*However, it is appreciated if the items donated are in a usable condition.
Once collected, all items are sorted into various grades of clothing. This is then made ready for distribution.
DISTRIBUTION AND RESALE
Once the clothing has been distributed to previously disadvantaged mothers, they will on-sell the clothing to the informal sectors.
The selling of the clothes will not only increase the confidence and entrepreneurial skills of these women, but will have a ripple effect on the confidence of those wearing good quality clothing.
Would you like to support our efforts?
THE HIDDEN COST OF FASHION
Some key clothing facts
2,700 litres of water to produce a T-shirt
Second most polluting industry after oil
11.1 million tons of textiles in US landfills annually
£35.9 billion of unworn clothes in UK closets
Source: WWF, USA Today, Treehugger
CONTACT THE COLLECTIVE
Johannesburg, South Africa
Daniel - +27 82 602 0629