TRAID

TRAID is a UK registered charity dedicated to protecting the environment and reducing waste by collecting textiles for reuse and recycling. TRAID has three charitable objectives:

• To protect the environment by diverting clothes and shoes from landfill
• To educate the UK public on environmental and world poverty issues
• To reduce global poverty by raising funds for international development projects

Since TRAID launched in 1999, key achievements include:

• Diverting over 35,000 tonnes of textile from landfill and consequently avoiding 420,000 tonnes of carbon emissions
• Working directly with over 56,000 children, young people and adults to encourage more textile recycling
• Raising over £2 million to fight poverty and injustice around the world and enabling people living in some of the world’s poorest communities to lift themselves out of poverty
• Changing the face of charity retail by establishing fashion friendly charity shops stocking sustainably sourced clothing
• Running our own recycled fashion label TRAIDremade

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