TRAID (Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development) collect unwanted clothes and resell them, with the money raised being used to fund projects in the developing world, specifically those in the textiles supply chain. This year they have allocated £400k to fund projects and are now seeking proposals.
TRAID’s objective, within the textiles supply chain, is to combat the negative impact of the textiles supply chain on people and the environment. Specifically they want to improve labour conditions (eliminating child labour, forced labour, gender inequality and labour standards), reduce environmental damage, and support local organisations — particularly cooperatives — to be sustainable and access UK markets.
Projects seeking funding should have a UK-based partner organisations, and they should have a plan to become sustainable within the funding period. TRAID usually funds projects for 2 years or more.
TRAID’s aims are closely aligned with TBN’s. They are seeking projects that are aiming to become sustainable, reduce inequality and poverty, increase the capacity of the local organisation, improve/protect the environment, and include local partners in the project’s design, implementation and monitoring.
The 2 documents below give more information about TRAID’s aims and vision, and information about applying for this round of funding.
If you’d like to be introduced to the International Development Manager at TRAID email us and we’ll put you in touch.