The Network and its 6 members
Total tonnage clothing sold in wholesale (2018): 91.684 thousand
Total number of customers in retail (2018): 7.3 Million
Total number of retail shops (2018): 306
ENoR unites the reuse and recycling departments of The Salvation Army in Europe. Participating departments/organisations are SATCOL (UK), ReShare (NL), Fretex Norway (NOR), Fretex International, Brocki.ch (CH), and Frelsens Haer (DEN). The network is aiming at learning, networking and synergies. This is facilitated by an annual conference, working groups and inspiration visits. Important topics are a Code of Conduct for wholesale customers buying used goods and sharing lessons learned on second hand retail shops.
Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd (SATCoL) is the trading arm of The Salvation Army in the UK, raising funds to support the charity through their network of over 220 charity shops, a growing number of donation centres, and over 8,000 clothing banks. In the last 10 years, SATCoL has donated over £76 million to The Salvation Army in the UK. Through its SP&S division, SATCoL also provides a range of publishing and music services, as well as supplies to support the parent church and charity in its mission.
SATCoL is a founding signatory of the WRAP textiles 2030 agreement, and we will be working with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to increase the circularity of our business and identify ways we can support our partner’s circular economy work.
ReShare is the clothing collection division of The Salvation Army in the Netherlands. The organisation collected 28,7 million kg of used textiles in 2017. In processing the donated products, ReShare offers employment to over 200 people who have difficulty entering the regular job market. Additionally, 75 employees (FTE) and 105 volunteers (2017) are working in ReShare's activities. In 2014 ReShare started a retail chain in second-hand clothing. In 2017 there are 10 RESHARE STORES with over 500.000 visitors a year. In the coming years, ReShare is planning to expand the number of RESHARE STORES. Currently, ReShare is participating in the innovative Fibersort project and in the European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP).
FH Genbrug - DK is the clothing collecting branch of the Salvation Army in Denmark. From the first Door to Door collection in 1967, FH Genbrug has grown into an organisation collecting 5500 tonnes of clothes yearly from 1100 clothing banks. Every year 750 tonnes is run through the sorting facilities where the main focus is on collecting quality clothing for FH Genbrug stores. The rest is exported mostly via Fretex International. FH Genbrug has 20 stores of which selected ones are undergoing a total rebranding and renovation. Employment is offered to 53 people and 320 volunteers. The organisation also has its own brand - Salvation Army Redesign CPH - which offers unique and exclusive accessories created from discarded recycled clothes. This is how can be ensured that worn or discarded clothes are brought back into circulation. Overall FH Genbrug wish to make it easier for people to consume less, by selling quality second hand items and by offering repair and redesign of their own preloved clothes.
Our strength is the trade with secondhand goods. Under the brand brocki.ch Salvation Army Switzerland manages 20 secondhand stores with a sales area of more than 20’000m2. We collect all items small and large, such as clothes, household and decoration articles, tools and furniture and sell them to the Swiss population in our stores. We are the leaders of the Swiss retail secondhand market. We are strongly comitted to finding sustainable solutions dealing with consumer goods, ensuring that goods are reused and the lifecycle of products is prolonged.
Fretex International (FI) is a separate trading company owned by Fretex (Norway) and Myrorna (Sweden). The company is trading used clothes, bric & brac and other products from our suppliers that they do not need for their own shops or humanitarian work. Fretex International is currently working for the Salvation Army in Norway, sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, and several other organisations in Sweden and Norway. The company exported 32,7 million kg of used textiles and other products in 2018. A close Code of Conduct-cooperation is implemented with all customers.
Fretex Norway is the trading wing of Salvation Army in Norway.
Fretex is the largest collector of used clothes and textiles in Norway, with over 3500 containers especially designed for this purpose. Fretex also have 2 facilities for receiving and handling all clothes and textiles in Norway. Fretex collects over 22 000 tons of clothes and textiles every year. The clothes/textiles we can't make use of in our second-hand stores or through the social work of tThe Salvation Army in Norway, is exported and re-used in other countries.
Fretex is also the largest second-hand chain store in Norway. There is a total of 45 second-hand stores including 1 online store operated by Fretex in Norway.
Fretex vision: "We give people reason to believe in the future!", and the mission statement is to contribute to giving people job opportunities and to improve the environment through reuse and recycling. Our core values are Transparency, Care, Commitment, Profitability.