A new purpose

Through our network of 6,500 clothing banks, door-to-door bags and more than 180 charity shops, we give new purpose to unwanted clothing.

Whether it's reused or recycled, 99% of donations are diverted from landfill, with profits helping to fund The Salvation Army's work.

About Us

Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd

Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd (SATCoL) is a trading arm of The Salvation Army in the United Kingdom with the Republic of Ireland. Profit that SATCoL receives from the sale of donated clothing contributes to The Salvation Army, which is one of the largest non-governmental providers of social and welfare community work throughout the UK. Between April 2009 and March 2014 alone we donated £39.5 million to The Salvation Army.

SATCoL was formed in 1991 to engage in textile recycling on a commercial basis. We now have over 6,500 clothing banks nationwide, as well as a network of more than 200 charity shops. We also deliver over 400,000 collection bags each week. 

Although textile recycling is still a major part of our work, SATCoL now incorporates seven businesses, which are:

This website provides information on our textile recycling and charity shop divisions. 

For more information on SATCoL’s other divisions, visit www.salvationarmytrading.org

Registered company number 2605817. 



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Our values

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We answer your questions about where your clothes go and how the money raised is spent.
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