SILICOATES DEPOT – SILICOATES STREET – WAKEFIELD – WEST YORKSHIRE –WF2 0DX
Textile waste makes up a large percentage of landfill sites in the UK. The
youngsters at KHS are involved in a competition named, Solutions to the Planet.
They call themselves C4CC (Clothes for closer communities) and their aim is to
see more of our unwanted clothing reach the African People, where they have
little good quality clothing. C4CC who work with the Elite team on this venture
would like as many schools in the Yorkshire area as possible to get involved in
there Recycling mission.
Elite Textiles have teamed up with the Charity Aid2Africa.co.uk whose main focus is getting kids in Africa into education; after all children are the future of Africa.
The Clothes 4 Closer Communities team believes that they can make a difference
and bring our two communities closer as a result of the work that we are doing.
Clothing collected will be sorted at Elites processing centre and exported to Africa to be worn again. Schools have the option of visiting the centre to see first-hand the grading process and bailing of the clothing and a talk will be provided to them at their schools if they wish.
The work that we do provides the access to quality used clothing in these deprived areas of Africa and supports the livelihoods of tens of thousands of African families.
If you would like more information or your school or community would like to get involved please contact the team on 01924 366400, together we can make a difference.