FAQ

What is Bag2School?
Bag2School is not a charity organisation. It is a business, which specialises in collecting and buying quality second-hand clothes in their original condition, which are then sold to wholesalers in emerging nations. Read more about who we are.
Can we only return clothes in your Bag2School bags?
No, we can accept clothes in any kind of bag and as many as you wish! Our Bag2School bags can be used but also serve as an incentive to bring home, fill and return to school.
What is the difference between Reuse, Recycle and Reduce?
Bag2School's clothing is for reuse, i.e. someone will buy the clothing to wear. Recycle is where clothing will be shredded into raw material, that will then be used to make new products, like mattress fillings. Reduce is applicable when less material and energy is used to make the product.
Where do the clothes go? 
Mostly they are shipped to Eastern Europe where a wholesaler then sorts them and sells them to market traders and boutiques at affordable prices. Read more about what happens to your clothing.
Which areas do you cover?
We operate across the majority of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. If you are unsure, please contact one of Bag2School Co-Ordinators on (ROI) 07493 73330 or (NI) 0035374 9373330 or email bag2schoolireland@gmail.com
How much does it cost to set up a collection?
All collections and associated administration is FREE. Bag2School will provide you with clear bags.
There is no storage at the school so how will this work for us?
Some schools do not have storage space to store bags and clothing for an extended period. Simply ask at the time of the booking for the first collection of the day. All clothing can be brought to the school on the morning of the collection, weighed and loaded directly into the van.
What if it rains?
In the event of inclement weather please protect your B2S investment by covering with a plastic sheet or storing the bags undercover. Remember wet clothes cannot be re-used.
How often may we organise a collection with Bag2School?
As far as Bag2School is concerned, as many times as this is opportune and feasible. Most schools benefit from a summer and winter collection. However, in larger schools we find once a term produces the best results. We find that the pupils and their parents anticipate by saving up for the following collections.
As we are a very small school in a rural area, how do we go about setting up a collection?
Smaller schools usually involve the whole village and generate excellent collections as the whole community can then join in the collection process. We collect from diverse organisations such as dance schools, scout groups, junior rugby clubs and churches just to name a few.
What are we able to collect?
Read our page what we collect to find out!



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