Irish Charity Shops Association

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ABOUT US

The Irish Charity Shops Association is the nationwide umbrella group for charities who operate shops and sell online as part of their fundraising activities. Our members range from large national charities to local, community based charities and our 43 members operate over 470 shops nationwide. All our members are registered with the Charities Regulator and have signed up to our Code of Charity Retailing that is a condition of their membership.

Textile reuse is the largest re-use activity in Ireland. Charity shops are the main drivers of this re-use activity and have been operating in this space for over 30 years.

Textile reuse is when you buy an item of clothing from a charity shop, second hand/vintage shop, or swap clothes with your friends instead of buying a new item. New clothes are now a low cost commodity and are often imported from low wage economies in Asia and eastern Europe.

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Email     info [at] icsa.ie
Web       www.icsa.ie/

FIND A SHOP

For information on your nearest shop visit icsa.ie/shops or for clothing banks see icsa.ie/clothing-banks/

OUR ACTIVITIES

OUR IMPACT

Our environmental, social and economic impact in 2020

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Our funders

EPA National Waste Prevention Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the National Waste Prevention Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

Pilot Northern Ireland Reuse and Repair Network

CRNI received funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and rural Affairs in 2020 to carry out a pilot establishing a reuse and repair network in Northern Ireland.

For more information about the project see here.

Circular Textiles

CRNI is leading an EPA Green Enterprise project Circular Textiles, which will test the impact of three different separate collection systems for textiles and explore how we could manage the additional quantity of textiles that are collected. This project will be concluded in 2022.

For more information about the project see here.