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"Third World Clothing Collection - Rutex Ltd

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Thursday 13 May 2010 12.51pm
I'm afriad this applies to most of the companies that leave fliers asking for bags of clothes. The clothes then tend to be sold in bulk for recycling into rags - often abroad.

The clue is that usually there is a company, rather than chairty number on the flier. If in doubt check the Charity Commision website to see if it is a genuine charity:

The best way to donate clothes to charity is to take them into a charity shop when it is open, or call or email your favourite charity and ask them if you can donate good or clothes to them.
Thursday 13 May 2010 5.17pm
Or give them to Thor at Druid Cycles.
Thursday 13 May 2010 8.37pm
Try finding less well off neighbours or friends first, then use bona-fide charities. These pretend charities are coining it by skimming off the best stuff selling it, then disposing of the rest often by simply handing to charities.
Friday 14 May 2010 1.06pm
I tend to have a lot of kids clothes as my son seems to grow out of everything at an alarming rate which i have been taking to the charity shop in Jamaica road.

What clothes are Druid Cycles after? is it just adults?

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