With September starts Second Hand September, an initiative to promote shopping second hand and put an end to fast fashion. To celebrate it, we published a good practice to improve textile waste collection implemented by the city of Antwerp, in collaboration with 5 organisations.
De Collectie - The Collection - started in October 2016. Its principle? Collecting textiles, clothing, shoes and leather goods at home or giving inhabitants of the city the chance to bring them in to one of the many delivery points in the city of Antwerp. The textiles are then sorted and locally sold as much as possible.
The 5 organisations are De Kringwinkel Antwerpen, Oxfam-Solidariteit, Wereld Missie Hulp, Kindervriend and Mensenzorg.
Dutch speakers will find more information directly on De Collectie's website.
Copyright photo: De Kringwinkel