Clothes and textiles must be clean, dry and packed in a close plastic bag. Clothes and textiles may be torn or worn, as they can then be used for recycling.
- Outer wear
What happens to the material?
Clothes and textiles are used in the aid work of the Icelandic Red Cross. After being sorted by volunteers, clothes are given to those in need, both in Iceland and overseas. A large part is sent to clothing sorting stations in the Netherlands or to the shops of the Red Cross.
All profits from the sale of clothing and textile goes to the aid fund used for international aid.
Worn textiles are also used, as this is recycled and used to manufacture rags and blankets, for example.
Hertex, the thrift store operated by the Salvation Army, also has clothing containers near selected Krónan grocery stores. Note that other rules may apply to the deposit of clothes in such containers.