Generous people donate billions of pounds of clothing and textile goods to U.S. thrift stores and charities each year.
Sometimes the supply of donated clothing and textiles is greater than the sales demand for the items. Other times, the organizations are not able to process the individual items, get them sorted and prepared for the retail sales floor.
Instead of sending the excess of donated used clothing and textiles to the landfill, the goods are gathered into bales and sold in bulk or wholesale as credential clothing, mixed rags, or thrift linens, respectively. Ultimately, these apparel and textile goods get to people around the word who need them and can benefit from their use or resale.