Schools & Fundraising Organisations

A great way to raise funds for your school is to collect your unwanted unwanted textiles in a free BTR textile bank!  Since 2010 we have been helping schools and PTAs fundraise in this way, for special events and new equipment to enhance children’s learning experiences at school. We also work with many other charitable organisations such as community groups, clubs, churches, scout & guides. We welcome the opportunity to help any organisation to take part and raise funds for their own cause or chosen charity through the collection of unwanted textiles.

How to Fundraise - Textile Banks

Textile banks allow for year round fundraising and are a great way for the local community to support your organisation! The bank is for the recycling of clothing, shoes, handbags and belts which BTR will provide for FREE branded with your organisations details. The bank can be sited at your premises or at the premises of one of your supporters. All that is required is permission from the landowner and we will do the rest:

  • A visual proof will be provided of the banks design for your approval
  • Once approved lead time for delivery is approximately 4 weeks
  • After delivering we will provide a flexible collection schedule
  • When we collect we will weigh the donated contents on site, leaving a receipt
  • We will pay £300 per tonne donated into the bank
  • Payment will be made direct to your organisation by BACS
  • Monthly weighing reports will be supplied

If you would like to refer us to another organisation to have a textile bank you efforts will be rewarded with a £40 bonus after the bank has been delivered!

To find out more and arrange a textile bank to be placed at our organisation get in contact.

More ways to get Involved

Recycling Assemblies

BTR provides free assemblies to help educate your organisation on the importance of textile recycling and how fundraising with textile recycling works.

Factory Visits

See what happens next to the 20 tonnes of textiles collected daily with a free tour of our factory. Tours are available for groups of varying sizes throughout the year.

Learning Resources

Educational resources are available including activities for eco-teams as well as lesson plans for  KS2.


  • "Tockington Manor School has been having clothes drives with BTR for the last 3 years. These have made a lot of money for the school and parents and staff love having a good clear out! Following on from this, we had a donation station installed last year which has proved so popular we have had to install a second one in a different location and these both now fill up on a very regular basis. BTR staff have always been reliable and helpful both on the phone and via email - I would definitely recommend their service."
    Sarah Preston
    Tockington Manor School
  • "The Henleaze Infant School PTA (FHIS) has received excellent service from Bristol Textile Recyclers. Having had successful clothes drives with BTR since 2011, Henleaze Infant School was supplied with a complimentary recycling station to help fundraise for the PTA year round in October 2014. The response has been fantastic by our parents and teachers who are donating regularly to the station and BTR always providing a reliable collection service and payment. The team at BTR are friendly and always available to assist with a prompt response time regarding any query."
    Ruth Weinberger
    Friends of Henleaze Infant School
  • "The PTA at Wraxall Primary School is delighted to have raised nearly £1400 over 3 collections with BTR. Our latest collection was part of an exciting project to celebrate Bristol's Green Capital Partnership and started with an informative, fun presentation to the children. The textile collection followed with the children who collected the most winning a trip to visit the BTR factory - a great fun, hands-on experience. Everything was extremely well organised with great attention to detail and the friendly, flexible team at BTR make this an easy, hassle-free way of fund-raising. Overall an excellent company with whom we will continue to work and highly recommend."
    Maggie Healey
    Friends of Wraxall School Association
  • "The Eco-Council at Glenfrome Primary School really enjoyed their recent trip to BTR to see the factory and take part in an upcycling workshop. We brought bags of clothing which we collected from DAS Group and were purchased by BTR to help our School fundraise. In advance of the new textile bank BTR are supplying, it was great to see what happens next to the clothing we recycle."
    Alison Carpentier
    Glenfrome Primary School
  • "St Bernard’s Primary School loved the tour of BTR’s factory and the upcycling workshop; both were perfect for our topic 'How can we make living here better for everyone?'. Thank you for a great day"
    Rosie Harding
    St Bernards Primary School