Solid'R, the Ethical label guaranteeing the environmental, social and economic benefit of your donations

A new life for your textiles

Each year in Belgium, 10 kg of clothes per inhabitant are put on the market. The collection points network (outside bins and in-store collection) managed per labelled Solid'R organisations recover about 50% of the stream; it means more than 36,500 tons per year in Belgium.
By collecting second hand and used clothes, Solid'R organisations and companies play a role with environmental benefits by reducing the waste volume. However, the most important are these impacts: their role is socially and economically positive and they are important players of the circular economy dynamic.

What kind of textiles?

Shirt, jeans, skirt, pants, polo shirt, t-shirt, hat, scarf, tie, scarf, layette, sheet, tablecloth, wipe, pillows, shoes, sneakers, sandals, etc.
All textiles donated must be in good condition, clean and dry. Shoes given in pairs.
Please use a sealed packaged containing your textiles.
Do not donate soiled, drilled, mismatched or simply wet items.

Where is your Solid’R partner?

Belgium :
Members of RESSOURCES
Wereld Missie Hulp 
Salvator Hulp 

France :
Le Relais Est 

Italy :
Vestisolidale
Abad
Di Mano in Mano 
Cooperativa Sociale Ezio  
Spazio Aperto  
Padre Daniele 
Cauto
Consorzio Farsi Prossimo 

Why Solid'R?

The Ethical label of social economy enterprises active in the reuse and in the recycling.
The recovery and reuse of materials or objects was initiated on a large scale in the 1950s by the social economy based actors; pursuing a humanitarian and / or social purpose.
The recovery, sorting, repair and recovery, within the social economy framework, make possible to offer job to many low-skilled workers. In addition, to reinject all the margins generated for social and humanitarian goals.
The presence of private operators, sometimes under a pseudo-humanitarian cover, is a source of confusion in the public.

This is why RESSOURCES Federation set up the Solid'R label:

  • To distinguish organizations that commit themselves, voluntarily , to comply with ethical rules and the social economy criteria by an independent certifying body.
  • To distinguish the organizations playing with transparency.
  • Like this, the citizens wishing to donate their textiles, can do it knowing who are behind the binds, and with  the goal to promote solidarity and social goals.