Sorting used textiles

Sorting of used textiles

1. Pre-sorting

In the first step the used clothes are sorted with respect to their character an their composition. After that it is possible to forward them to the next step in the sorting process.

2. Detailes sorting

In the second step the used clothes are examined in detail regarding their quality in order to receive a precise understanding of the article’s material state.

3. Wholesale selling channel

After being sorted in detail, the used clothes and textiles are passed to the possible sales channels, of which the wholsale is one of the two channels that we serve.

4. Retail selling channel

Approximately 5 percent of all textiles are sold in the retail market. Mostly, the used clothes are offered in second-hand shops with the aim to be worn a second or even third time in their product lifecycle.