Bag2school operate throughout the UK; collecting and selling your unwanted textiles to importers and wholesalers in many countries of Eastern and Western Europe, Africa and Asia to benefit the schools Mortimer St John’s, Mortimer St Mary’s and Willink. Bag2school has been working in partnership with volunteers in Mortimer since May 2009 and has raised over £16,000 for our local schools.
Three times a year volunteers deliver bags to most of Mortimer to enable householders to have a clothing clearout. Clothing needs to be ‘good quality’ for RE-USE
We CAN recycle: Men’s, Ladies’ and Children’s clothing, Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around), Handbags, Hats, Bags, Scarves and ties, Jewellery Lingerie, Socks, Belts, Soft toys, Household linen, Curtains
Towels, Bedding (bed sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers)
We CANNOT recycle: Duvets and blankets, Pillows and cushions, Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats), Soiled, painted, ripped or wet clothing, School uniforms with and without logo, Corporate clothing and workwear, Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material
We are always looking out for volunteers to help distribute some of the bags and also to collect them when full. If you are interested in learning more please contact Tracey Powell