(Re)organising supply chains for responsibility

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This chapter discusses non-profit organisations (NPOs) that collect post-use textiles as donations from consumers. It focuses on their role in enabling both social and environmental sustainability and their unique way of organising their supply chains. NPOs resell donations in the second-hand market to generate funds and distribute some donations for humanitarian clothing aid. A challenge with the latter relates to redistribution of non-merchantable quality textiles to developing countries. Besides their fundraising activities, NPOs put efforts into extending textile product lifecycles and promoting their reuse. The chapter provides empirical examples from NPOs in European countries and discusses how forthcoming EU legislation is likely to further impact supply chains for post-use textiles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransformative Action for Sustainable Outcomes : Responsible Organising
EditorsMaria Sandberg, Janne Tienari
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationAbongdon, Oxon
Publication date2022
ISBN (Print)978-1-032-13534-2, 978-1-032-13536-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-22972-8
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter


  • 512 Business and Management

Areas of Strength and Areas of High Potential (AoS and AoHP)

  • AoS: Responsible organising
  • AoHP: Humanitarian and societal logistics


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