Communications Manager Madeline took us round the depot at TRAID and explained how the clothes get sorted in this great video. TRAID have large green recycling bins across the UK and all the clothes come here where they are sorted by just five members of dedicated staff on the conveyor.

Of the 1200 tonnes of clothing and bric a brac they get donated TRAID manages to recycle an impressive 94%. The 6% that isn't sent to the shops or used for industrial rags is made up of plastic bags, odd shoes, and bedding which their looking into recycling as a stuffing for tube train seating. The clothes are then separated according to their suitability for any of the 8 TRAID shops in London and Brighton by fine sorters made up of volunteers and fashion students.