About us - Traid

About us

Traid is a charity retailer on a mission to change fashion for the better.

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.

Want to help us on our mission to change fashion for the better?

Donate 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 233 million garments back into use, saving 628,638 tonnes of CO2 and 106.6 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.

With your help donating, shopping and supporting Traid, we’re proud to have committed £7.5 million supporting 50 projects in over 30 countries around the world.