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Our Process

Savanna Rags uses a combination of cutting edge technology and highly skilled workers to ensure the best quality product and highest levels of customer satisfaction.

It is our mission to divert excess clothing away from landfill and into the communities of the developing world to empower their communities.

Please watch the video below to see our process:

1 - The Collection

All of the items that we collect start in the hand of Charities, Charity Shops, Local Authorities, Schools and other buisinesses.

Our highly trained Textile Collectors travel around the UK in a fleet of highly efficient vehicles to collect your items.

Our skilled Textile Collectors weigh the items they collect, and use our bespoke software to calculate the payment due.

Payment can be made on the spot, or by bank transfer. Our software then automatically emails a reciept and waste transfer notice for the collection.

2 - Processing

Step 1 - Rough Sort After the items are collected they are transported to our facility in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

Our goods are weighed to ensure accuracy and unloaded onto the main production conveyor belt. Items travel along the belt and are sorted into rough categories by highly trained staff.

Step 2 - Grading Each rough category is then transported to a specific area of the facility where our grading staff seperate items on a large table, placing specific items into corresponding bins. We invest heavily in our grading staff and process to ensure the best quality of product reaches our customers.

Step 3 - Baling After grading, grouped items are transported to the baling area where they are compressed, packaged and made into sets of 9 ready for export.

3 - Export

When the customers order is fulfilled these sets of bales are loaded into a container, which is sealed, weighed and sent on its way.

We export our product to satisfied customers in the UK, Africa, Dubai, Pakistan, and many other countries.

4 - Post Export

After our product reaches our customers, it is dealt with in a variety of ways.

Some of our customers upcycle the product into new items, some sell at vintage stores and some is used by aspiring fashion artists to create future thinking and unique clothing.

Abroad our product finds many uses - damaged garments are re-spun into affordable blankets for local communities, cotton is cut into wiping cloths, clothes are altered to regional tastes and sold in shops and many items are sold at extremely busy clothing markets where the recycled clothing makes a sustainable and affordable alternative to new products.

If you would like any more information about our process please feel free to contact us.