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Collection Bins: Charities vs. Private Collectors


Over the past year we have seen a lot of discussion in the media concerning the perceived effect of private collection donation bins in communities with local charities that also collect used cloth.  The articles raised questions about the issue of private collectors diverting donations and funding from charities. As an agent in this market, we believe that open … Continue reading Collection Bins: Charities vs. Private Collectors

Scott & Lawrence Hit Miami FL!


Recently Scott, our VP and Lawrence our multi-lingual Logistics/SalesCoordinator took a trip to Miami to meet with Customers, Suppliers and Freight -forwarding Partners. Their first stop was a large warehouse which sells major department store overstock, liquidations, closeouts and returns. This is a great opportunity to buy ‘new’ goods with favorite brand names for a … Continue reading Scott & Lawrence Hit Miami FL!

Encouraging Voluntary Compliance –Health and Safety Guidelines


With recent events in Bangladesh and ongoing scrutiny around warehouse and employee health and safety issues, we want to encourage our industry organization to consider the development and adoption of a voluntary Code of Conduct. In many areas of our industry, SMART and its membership have shaped a leading path to encourage our current and … Continue reading Encouraging Voluntary Compliance –Health and Safety Guidelines

Bank & Vogue Proudly Sponsors The SMART Recycling Rangers


Bank & Vogue’s Used Clothing Drive Program was created to give organizations the opportunity to raise funds while recycling textiles and raising awareness about the environmental impact of textiles in landfills. In an effort to increase the reach and effectiveness of the Used Clothing Drive Program we have partnered with The Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) and 23 other … Continue reading Bank & Vogue Proudly Sponsors The SMART Recycling Rangers

Clothing and Textile Recycling Has Major Impact on Reducing Greenhouse Gasses According to EPA and S.M.A.R.T.


Current levels of clothing and textile recycling has among the highest levels of impact on reducing greenhouse gasses according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In its report entitled: Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Recycling and Disposal in the United States: Facts and Figures for 2011*, the EPA states clothing recycling today has an equivalent impact … Continue reading Clothing and Textile Recycling Has Major Impact on Reducing Greenhouse Gasses According to EPA and S.M.A.R.T.