Are you extremely busy but still you do want to donate some of your clothes? That’s not a problem for us! We have just established a new way of picking up the clothes from your door.

The only thing you have to do is make a request through the CLOTHEUP project and we will pick up the clothes in any place at your convenience. Therefore, if you have 5-6 bags (60 litre size) and you want to donate, with any type of shoes and clothes which are in a good condition!

But what do we accept?

  • Any sort of clothes, both for winter and summer seasons, mainly for women and children, but also for men
  • Underwear
  • Bed sheets and blankets
  • Shoes and socks
  • Gloves, scarfs
  • Toys with exception for plastic toys and toys with battery or functioning with electricity

If you’re wondering where to donate household items or the things we don’t accept – there are other organizations in Brussels that take them (Les Petits riens, etc.).

Giving clothes a second life

This is not only a way of providing people in need with clothes, but it is also a way of helping the environment by recycling your unused clothes.

When you donate your clothes, you are saving the environment from a lot of harm. According to the EPA, it costs $45 on average per ton to dispose of waste in a landfill. Clothing that sits in landfill releases toxic greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane into the environment when they break down. Lastly, making new clothes takes hundreds of gallons of water, and the production of new textiles accounts for 10% of all carbon emissions on the planet. All these things can be avoided if you donate your clothes for reuse.

Helping people in need

So, you’re ready to clean out your closet—you have a lot of clothes that you don’t wear anymore, and you’re ready to revamp your wardrobe. While you’re doing that, you’re probably wondering what you’re going to do with all the old clothes. Before you throw them in the trash, consider donating them.

Even though you don’t want your old clothes anymore, it’s almost guaranteed that someone else will. There are many people in need of usable clothing, and children in need of clothing, and your donations can help. When you throw away your clothes, they have no chance of reaching people who need them the most.