Upcycle Fabric Scraps & Faulty Clothes With a Rag Bag

What is Rag?

All charities create rag. It's the clothes that can't be sold due to defects like a stains, rips, broken zips, etc. These items in turn get sold by the kilo to textile recyclers and becomes a source of income for charities.

Re-Fashion doesn't create a lot of rag as your donations are of a high quality (👊Fist pump to all our donors).

amount of clothes that can't be sold by charity shops


amount of second hand clothes that can be sold on Re-Fashion vs the amount of second hand clothes that can't be sold by conventional charity shops

Industry average

What Happens to Rag?

Textile recyclers will sort, grade and transport the UK's rag to developing countries - part of a £2.8bn second-hand garment trade that spans the globe.

A lot of the countries receiving our rag have become discerning consumers who would rather get quality second-hand clothes instead of our cast-offs. But we keep sending it to them.

What happens to this excess rag? To be honest we don't know? It's out of sight, out of mind and has become someone else's problem.

Upcycle Fabric Scraps

We don't want our rag sent halfway around the world to countries that don't really need it. Instead, we want to get it in the hands of upcyclers, fashion students, and makers... in fact anyone who can turn rags to riches.

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