Upcycling clothes with C2CX to empower people

It’s no secret that Avis Fleet have a core value system that shines through in the quality products that we deliver. But you might not know that our company is also committed to uplifting the community by being involved in projects that empower people to improve their lives, in a meaningful and sustainable way. It’s not such a stretch really, if you think about our commitment to our corporate values that keep us wanting to give our customers the best service possible, we would like to extend this into the community and be a positive force for change for the underprivileged. One of the ways we have found to do this is by supporting a community upliftment project called Clothes to Good, C2CX.

What does the Clothes to Good (C2CX) organisation do?

This non-profit organisation has been running for more than five years. The idea is to take clothing that is no longer being used and upcycling it so that it can be resold. Clothing is collected by the organisation through schools, communities, religious organisations, and businesses including Avis Fleet. Our company donates uniforms which are still in a usable condition. The employees of C2CX sort, clean, remove branding, and prepare the clothing for reselling. The refurbished clothes go on to people in the community who sell them from informal spaces.

How Avis Fleet contributes

Avis Fleet upcycles all of our uniforms to the Clothes to Good programme.  When our staff receive new uniforms or when employees leave and return their uniforms, each item is collected and given to the organisation. C2CX generally pays per kilogram for these items but, rather than receive payment for these goods, our company gives the money back to the C2CX programme to go towards their running costs and ensuring the organisation can carry on their good work in the community.   

Upcycling is more than charity

C2CX has a positive impact on the community and makes the economy stronger. Instead of giving handouts, clothing is given to budding entrepreneurs who sell the clothes in their communities. Employment is created for those who sort and bale the clothing, and work for C2CX in other capacities. In this way the clothing that is donated helps to strengthen the economy and, instead of providing charity, it will help people in the community to become self-reliant.

For information about how Avis Fleet supports sustainability by being committed to fleet solutions that are environmentally friendly, check out our Green Fleet solution page.


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