Czech Red Cross
Like other National Societies of the International Movement of Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, Czech Red Cross (CRC) cooperates in the social sector with Czech companies long-term engaged in professional clothing collection, ecological sorting, processing and redistribution of textiles, shoes and toys.
In case of the CRC, our contractual partners are only well selected companies.
Based upon such a cooperation was in 2012 established the project for the collection and redistribution of clothing Textileco The project is based upon mutual humanitarian, financial assistance and cooperation. By organizing of clothing collections, the necessary material and financial means are generated to support the CRC projects.
Collecting containers or leaflets used in the project Textileco are always properly marked with CRC logo, Textileco ♻ Collecting Recycling logo, the toll-free number 800 TEXTIL (800 839 845) and the project website www.textileco.cz. Contacts stated above may be used for communication purposes. The toll free line is here to answer any specific or collection related question from donors.
Collected textiles not only helps the needy through the CRC in the Czech Republic, but also in developing countries.
- Textile waste consisting of mechanically damaged textiles is used to various forms of recycling as manufacturing of carpets, insulation, cleaning cloth production, feather from old blankets is cleaned and used in sleeping bag or winter down jacket production, some heavily damaged textiles are torn up with subsequential production of new textile fiber, etc.
- Small portion of materials around 5-8% of the total, may be sold for profit in carefully selected secondhand stores. This commercial section is intended to cover the necessary costs associated with the day to day business operation, but generates also funds for the Red Cross. Such funds are used as financing support for some Red Cross socially oriented humanitarian projects.
- Textile or other industrial waste that can no longer be used for reworking is disposed at incineration plants for considerable charge. We try to lower the percentage of such goods to a minimum. The volume of unusable material depends greatly on you, donors.
If you do not wear your clothes for a longer period of time - recycle them with us. You quite possibly may help some people who do not have the financial possibility to buy new clothes or cannot afford to buy any clothes at all. Donors like you are also helping in the creation of new jobs. Employees we choose are coming mainly from the difficult-to-employ groups. We cooperate extensively with the Employment Office and association RUBIKON Centre.
Our goal is thus of ecological, economical and humanitarian nature. The entire collection and sorting process of any donated textiles is very sophisticated and costly operation. By helping us indeed, you help some not so fortunate people in need.
Thank you for helping us to help.