Sorting and sale of clothes
Planet Aid UK’s sorting centre is based in Corby, Northamptonshire and is a modern 1000m2 warehouse which also houses our Head Office. It is to here that most of the collected clothes are delivered every day having been collected by our own long term, experienced drivers.
Our sorters have been sorting clothes for many years. A skilled sorter has to be aware of fashion and brand names as well as being able to identify the difference between good quality and poor quality items. It is a job in which concentration and efficiency are a necessity in order to keep the sorting costs down and to get the most out of every item.
95% of the items collected by Planet Aid UK are re-used. Some of them are sold to our long-term customers in Hungary and Ukraine whilst others are sold to local dealers for export to Afican countries.
Approximately 10% of the clothes are sorted in preparation to supply Planet Aid UK's new second-hand clothes shop due to open in Rugby sometime in the spring. The remainder of the shop-quality items are sold to customers in Eastern Europe.