Sainsbury’s gives new life to clothing returns
Sainsbury’s is rolling out its partnership with the Newlife charity for disabled children to all of its supermarkets following a successful trial.
Since Sainsbury’s teamed up with Newlife in 2019, the retailer has donated 65.5 tonnes of unsellable clothing returns and faulty garments to the charity.
With the partnership now rolling out across all UK stores, any items from Sainsbury’s Tu clothing range that are not fit for resale in-store will be recycled or resold by Newlife to help fund its charity work and to support Sainsbury’s sustainability comittments.
Monies raised from reselling clothes in one of Newlife’s nine stores will help fund loans of sensory play equipment, grants for disability equipment, as well as emergency equipment loans for families. Charity shop sales will also help to fund Newlife’s national helpline, which provides compassionate support for families with disabled and terminally ill children.
Stephen Johnson, director of technical and ethical at Sainsbury’s said: “We’re pleased to be rolling out our partnership with Newlife across all of our supermarkets and are incredibly proud of what we have achieved together so far. Not only does our partnership support the charity’s vital work in assisting so many children across the UK, but it also helps us to deliver our commitment to support local communities, whilst helping our planet too by protecting resources and reducing waste.”
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