How it works

We all have clothing in our wardrobes that we haven’t worn in ages! In a world of fast fashion, we now have a lot of stuff – but when it comes to a clear out what do you do to make sure the environment comes off best?  Bag2School has the answer – we’ve been helping schools, clubs, charities and groups for over 15 years. The More We Weigh the More We Pay.

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Step 1

The Bag2School system ensures that your school can easily arrange a Bag2School collection. Register through the website, email us on bag2schoolireland@gmail.com or call us at 07493 73330!  We will arrange a mutually agreed date for our van to be at the school to collect the bags, therefore you do not have any storage problems.

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Step 2

Promote your collection day and collect as much clothing as possible to raise more funds. We offer promotional material and a lot of tips on our website to help you organise a successful collection.

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Step 3

Our driver will load the bags directly into the van and weigh on site.  All online payments are made on the day and cheques are processed the following week. We pay €0.45 per kg / €450 per tonne with an additional 10% paid to The LauraLynn House!

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"Ballycar NS chooses Bag2School because there is very little work involved from our end other than to make a booking.  The rest is done by Bag2School.  They send us the bags, posters and letters to circulate to the school community.  The biggest attraction for us is that payment is made on the day of the collection.  As a small school it is increasingly difficult to fund running costs so receiving payment for the collection on the day means the money goes into our account straight away and can be put to good use for the benefit of all the children in our school.  It is also nice that a percentage of funds raised goes to a charity.  The children love the idea that they have helped contribute to both school fundraising and a charity."

— Carol Flannery, Ballycar National School, Co Clare

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Step 4

The clothes collected from your school are baled into big ‘botany bales’ and then loaded onto trucks for export. Once they arrive at our customer’s factory, they are sorted into 150 different types of clothing depending upon the end market.

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Step 5

The clothing will make journeys all over the world starting their new life! This can be a purpose built second hand store in Eastern Europe or South America, or a market stall in East or West Africa, providing valuable employment for importers, warehouse staff, transport companies and stall holders as well as affordable clothes for local people.

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"Allow your donated clothes to start their second life in the new world of the circular economy and raise funds for your school and The LauraLynn House at the same time!"

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