The Steps Within Our Sorting Process..
A Sorting Process Focused on Textile Reuse
Our sorting process is designed to give as many clothing items, other types of textiles, and shoes a second life as possible. To achieve this goal, we closely monitor our sorting processes. Every employee has received extensive training and has the right knowledge to assess the collected textiles properly.
When a truck arrives at our facility, it is first weighed, and then the driver unloads the textiles into cages, which are then emptied onto conveyor belts using a forklift.
The actual sorting of textiles and related products can then begin.
Our Sorters Work Through a Fine-Mesh Sorting Process
During the preliminary sorting, we determine the type of textile. T-shirts, winter coats, stuffed animals, and shoes, up to 250 different items pass through our sorting department.
In the next sorting phase, we sort in more detail. Our sorters are all trained and have an eye for recognizing differences in quality. This increases the chances that clothing can be worn again.
Every kilogram of textile that can be worn again saves up to 3.4 kg of CO2.
The vast majority of the sorting process is done by hand. We believe it’s important for our company to be automated wherever possible. At Euro Used Clothing, we have invested heavily in this area in recent years to provide support to our employees.
This automation has initially reduced physical strain and indirectly contributed to an even more pleasant working environment.
Deliveries According to Customer Preferences
In the final step of the sorting process, the textiles are prepared for transport to their ultimate destination. Keeping the environment in mind, our advice will always be to package the textiles in the largest bales or sacks possible.
The composition of the packaging depends entirely on the demand in a particular country. Our approach is always personal and tailored to the customer’s preferences. Once the products are packaged, they are labeled and scanned so that they are automatically entered into our inventory management system. With these labels, we can always retrieve the correct product information.
The container that will make the final journey to the customer is first weighed empty, and then the forklift driver loads the packaged and registered products into the container.
The collected textiles are on their way to a second life.