Clothing banks that are 100% charity

Charity Retail Ireland members who operate Clothing Banks where all the proceeds go to the charity are:

There are many Charity Retail Ireland member banks nationwide so find your local clothing bank here.

Donating to a commercial clothing bank with a charity partner

Give a 10kg bag to a commercial textile merchant through a clothing bank

  • €2 to €4 will go to the charity partner
  • The clothing will be exported losing the value to the Irish economy
  • The textile merchant will benefit from the true value of the clothes

If you donate directly to commercial textile recyclers through clothing banks then the clothing and their value is exported. They are not available to the Irish general public for re-use. And the Irish charity sector, who fund services in your community, does not benefit from the potential income.

Donate the same 10kg bag of clothes to an Charity Retail Ireland member clothing bank or a charity shop:

  • €50 to €70 will go to an Irish charity
  • Funding community services here or abroad
  • Good quality clothes at affordable prices are made available for people who have limited disposable income and/or who want to support sustainable fashion.