Traditionally a product for graders and some retailers, mixed rags are products that normally have been through thrift and second-hand retailers in North America. Mixed Rags are sorted donations that have either been sorted or not put on the retail floor and/or have been placed on the sale floor and not sold after a certain length of time. The clothing that is not suitable for their stores or that is unsold after being in their stores make up the “mixed rag” sort, ready to buy in bulk for resale.
Mixed Rag (also called Institutional Grade) is a grade of used clothing generally produced by second-hand and thrift stores. These retailers have already sorted out used donated clothes that are in near-new, resalable condition. The clothing that is not suitable for their stores or that did not sell after being in their stores (known as store returns) make up the “mixed rag” sort. Contact our team for more details or to place an order.
As an importer, Bank and Vogue is fortunate to have a vast array of incredible supply partners and customers for these traditional used goods products. On the supply side we work across most States and Provinces in the U.S. and Canada, and work with large and small thrift retailers, not-for-profit community based collectors and private collectors and consolidators. Our customers span five continents with many retailers, graders and wholesalers.
Our Mixed Rag suppliers bale the product in 1000 pound (approx.) bales for transport in both trucks for domestic shipment and containers for exporter markets. By special order, some of our Suppliers can produce export loads of loose (not baled) Mixed Rags.
The target weight for full loads of baled mixed rags is a minimum of 40,000 pounds and loose mixed rags loads have a minimum target weight of 30,000 pounds.