03 Feb Globe & Mail: When it comes to brand-new clothes, the landfill should not be an option
“It doesn’t have to be this way. Brands for Canada is a national charity based in Toronto that works with more than 200 brand partners, including Winners and the Gap, and 100 social service agencies and schools to collect and redirect clothes and goods that would otherwise end up in the landfill. Last year, the charity was able to divert almost 225,000 kilograms of goods from the landfill with its corporate partners.
“They recently gave me a tour of their warehouse of donated goods where I saw bedding and pyjamas headed to shelters, suits and work wear from retailers such as Moores destined for youth in employment programs such as the charity’s Suitable Impressions program, children’s clothing and supplies to be distributed through schools to children in need.”