The importation of second-hand clothes has been growing in East Africa with the value imported in the EAC (East African Community) in 2015 amounting to $151 million. SHC (Second Hand Clothes) are deemed to be cheaper and of better quality than the new clothing available on the market, hence the demand for SHC is quite…

Watch and enjoy what unfolded in the event marking the new partnership between Africa Collect Textiles and Zola Afrique! This event was proud to host a number of like-minded influencers. We want to normalise the separation of used textiles and influence the behaviour of young people. We make them more aware of the impact their…

just before the pandemic hit our planet, the ACT team conducted a feasibility study in Lagos, Nigeria for installing the (Kenyan) ACT textile collection and recycling model. Studies show the megacity of Lagos discards between 100 to a 1000 metric tonnes each and every day! The loss of value and the pollution caused by textile…

Africa Collect Textiles (ACT) is proud to announce our Partnership with DOEN Foundation. DOEN is an organization from the Netherlands and supports inspiring business ideas that are innovative, brave and in tune with their 3 values. The values include; Green innovation, Social Inclusivity and Creativity (Art & Culture) DOEN Foundation has granted us their commitment…

Een succes, dat is het zonder twijfel te noemen. Ruim veertig ontwerpers en architecten schreven zich afgelopen jaar in voor weer een nieuwe editie van de Circulair Design Award. De Circulair Design Award is een initiatief van Rabobank Metropoolregio Amsterdam en Desko. Ieder jaar wordt de bijzondere award uitgereikt aan het beste circulaire interieur- of…

Alex Musembi makes cash where most see trash. For close to five years now, Alex has been rummaging through waste collection points looking for used clothing, fabric and footwear, which he recycles into items for sale. The 30-year-old co-founder of Africa Collect Textiles (ACT), then sells these items through his firm, which makes and sells…

Full Circle show with @joyceomondi @switchtvke Discussion on how to make the Textile & Fashion industry circular. Be amazed on the collaboration between us @africa.collect.textiles & @zolaafrique You can drop your used textiles and footwear in @zolaafrique shop within Nairobi CBD, at Kenya House building Opposite KEMU University Towers. For other collection points across Nairobi,…