Traid is a charity retailer transforming high street fashion.
In the UK, we collect and sort second-hand clothes in our warehouse for resale in our London charity shops, giving fashion a new lease of life. Further afield, we fund global projects supporting organic cotton farmers and garment workers to make fashion fairer for everyone. We advocate for a better fashion industry – one where your clothes look good and do good.
As the only charity in the UK that generates all its funds through the sale of second-hand clothing, we do things a little differently at Traid.
Whenever a quality garment is donated to us, it comes through to our London warehouse and goes on to be resold in one of our charity shops on high streets across London. Behind the scenes, our team works hard to collect and sort donations, putting tens of thousands of items of clothing back into use every single week. Our work means we save these garments from going to landfill or incineration, whilst reducing the need to buy new.
To date, we’ve put over 228 million garments back into use, saving 622,059 tonnes of CO2 and 105.3 million m3 of water – and counting.
Our unique system for collecting and curating clothing donations means we’re able to maximise the amount of money we raise to support our partners working on projects improving the fashion industry – in farms, factories, and schools.
It’s through our generous community of donors, alongside our work to convert clothing donations into funds, that we can support and empower the people who make our clothes.