Wtórpol in numbers
72 million kilograms of textiles processed annually
our products reach 20 countries in Africa, Europe, and Asia
120 second hand stores
More than PLN 20 million given to charity
100% of material used
Opening a modernized production hall
Currently, thanks to taking advantage of modern technologies, we process 300 tons of textiles during an 8 hour work shift. 120 assortments, 1000 employees. Assuming that there are 5 pieces of clothing in a kilogram, we sort one and a half million pieces of clothing during one shift!
The “Eco Textil Od Was dla Was” Foundation is created
A flagship program, unique on a national scale - “Rower dla Niepełnosprawnego”. More than 4000 special three- wheel bicycles, with the total value of more than PLN 8 million, have been given for free to people with disabilities and special centers supporting the rehabilitation and independence of people with motor disabilities, as well as hundreds of other people offered individual support.
We open up the first clothing store
The best quality clothes reach the first second hand store. Currently Wtórpol possesses a large and constantly developing network of stores operating under a common brand. Thanks to this, Poles are able to purchase brand clothing cheap.
We start collecting clothing with special containers
Containers in which people can place unnecessary clothes appear more and more often all over Poland.
Thanks to this, millions of kilograms of clothes don’t end up at garbage dumps each year.
We start exporting clothing to Africa
Currently we are exporting clothes to 20 African countries. History was made when a businesswoman from Malawi unexpectedly visited the plant in Skarżysko-Kamienna in the middle of winter wearing summer clothes and flip-flops, with a large sum of money to offer cooperation. Sending clothes to Africa we’ve often included also goods collected in Poland for mission centers and orphanages, for example in Cameroon and Burkina Faso.
The production of Cleaning Cloths
The most raddled clothing, unfit to be worn, is turned into industrial cleaning cloths – a product indispensable for any industry. The cloths reach Polish plants and are also exported. The complete 100% recycling has an immense significance in terms of the natural environment.
The Wtórpol company is created
It all started with one bus which the founder of Wtórpol used in the 90s to import used clothes from Germany to Poland.
Today, the company is one of the largest in the textile recycling industry and employs more than 1000 people.