- What type of items do charity shops take?
- Charity Shops in Ireland – choose your local area and the type of shop you’re looking for in the search boxes.
- What happens to clothes donated to charity?
- For charity Clothes Shops – choose ‘Clothing’ on the search box here.
- For charity Bridal Shops – choose ‘Bridal’ on the search box here.
- For charity Bookshops – choose ‘Books’ on the search box here.
- For charity Furniture Shops – choose ‘Furniture’ on the search box here.
- For charity Vintage Shops – choose ‘Vintage’ in the search box here.
Keep your old shopping bags.
Charity Shops are always in need of shopping bags and paper bags.
- Enable Ireland
- Liberty Recycling – “Liberty clothing banks are well serviced. Lime green in colour and 100% of profits go to the charity.”
- List of charity clothing banks
- The Clothes Pod – This is a company, not a charity. Clothing banks all around Ireland – clothes are sent abroad to countries like Africa. Please note that clothes, shoes and other textiles that are not fit to be resold will likely end up being dumped in rivers or landfills in developing countries. (Source). The best option is to pass items on locally in Ireland, instead of exporting the problem abroad.
- H&M – shops around Ireland – clothing bins accept the return of old clothes – this link shows what is done with the clothes.
Online Charity Shops:
What happens to clothes donated to charity?
- Only a small proportion of the clothing donated to charity shops are actually sold.
- Unsold clothes are sold to the second-hand garment trade and shipped overseas.
- Clothing that is badly stained or damaged cannot be sold and ends up in rivers, bonfires or on open landfill in developing countries. (Source)
- The best option is to pass items on locally in Ireland, instead of exporting the problem abroad.