Welcome to KICI
KICI is an independent clothing collecting charity in the Netherlands. KICI has been committed to the re use of textile and footwear as of 1975. Our profit is entirely dedicated towards charity. Since the start we have donated about 30 million euro to various charities, making KICI one of the biggest fund raising charities of the Netherlands. Over 60 charity projects receive financial support. The Red Cross is our main beneficiary since 2009.
KICI collects textiles by placing green textile containers in communities, door-to-door collection promotions and in cooperation with the business community. KICI annually processes around 11 million kilograms of textile and footwear each year. The collected textiles and footwear are sorted; based on wearable or non wearable. The wearable textiles go back in circulation in countries outside Europe or are given to thrift stores or food banks.
The non wearable textiles enter a high tech process of pulping and recycling, generating fibers for new yarns, relief blankets or insulation material for housing. Even table tops, doors or new collection bins can be made out of collected textiles. KICI cooperates with innovative corporations distinguished in the area of social responsibility and sustainability. By recycling textiles KICI contributes substantially to a sincere and sustainable society.
KICI is certified by the ‘Centraal Bureau Fondsenwerving’ (CBF) which guarantees all donations will end up in the right place. KICI is an ANBI acknowledged foundation with the appropriate fiscal advantages thus allowing you to donate tax free.
About collecting textiles: Ed Vos, logistic manager
About supporting charity: Maurits Bong, grants manager
About re use and upcycling: Hans Markowski, CEO