Women’s clothing stores will have to close after an online campaign has labelled their donation bins as “toxic”.
In a campaign launched last week, UK charity Clothing4Clothing called for donations of clothes to be sent out to a new collection of 1,200 charities across the UK.
A campaign official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the campaign had raised over £100,000 by Wednesday morning, with the bulk of the donations coming from UK-based charities.
“We want to help women in need,” the official said.
“It’s important to know how much clothing we can donate.
It’s not just the amount of clothing that we can send.
We also need to know what’s inside the clothing.”
What are the materials used in the production of the clothes?
We can also get the details of the factories and suppliers that are involved in the manufacture of the garments.
“The official also said that Clothing4CLothing had already sent over £80,000 in clothes to UK- based charities.
But the campaign has now been inundated with more than £100.000 in donations, which has now led to the closure of many of the stores.”
A lot of the donation bins were full and the staff were trying to sort them out and get people in to get them sorted,” the source said.
A spokesman for Clothing4clothing said that it was working to get the bins back open and would keep people informed of the progress.”
The charity says that the campaigns goal was to raise awareness of the needs of women and children, and it had hoped that it would be able to help many more charities. “
We want women to have access to clothing they can wear to the shops, and we’re trying to make sure we can help as many people as possible.”
The charity says that the campaigns goal was to raise awareness of the needs of women and children, and it had hoped that it would be able to help many more charities.
“This is one of the biggest campaigns we’ve ever launched and we are really pleased that so many people have donated and that we’ve had so much support,” the spokeswoman said.
Calls to the stores for comment have not been returned.
Clothing4Clothes was founded by the late Sheila Scarratt and is based in South East London.