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SaveMart is part of a New Zealand owned company that has grown over the past 40 years to be the largest used clothing recyclers in the country. With 31 SaveMart outlets spread throughout, we have staff that are dedicated to bringing our customers the best in quality and style at affordable prices. SaveMart is a proud supporter of the Child Cancer Foundation and other non profit organisations.

 

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In 1964

The old auctioneers warehouse in Copeland Street Wanganui is where it all began. This was our first outlet in Wanganui.  In 1995 we saved the Wanganui Woollen Mills from demolition creating our second largest store there. It now employs some 25 staff at its Kelvin Street address. 

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Many of our customers still remember their mothers and grandmothers taking them to old Copeland Street.

The Wanganui Woollen Mill today.

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  Our Dunedin store is located in the old Sew Hoy Building in Stafford Street, it is classified as a hertitage building, with shopping bargains spread over two huge floors.  Stafford_st.jpg
RECYCLING    

HOW IT WORKS

Where does our stock come from?

It comes from various sources including;

1) Clothing Bin Contracts,

2) Recycling projects,

3) Woollen Mills,

4) Clothing manufacturers,

5) Carpet Manufacturers,

6) Imports,

7) Surplus stock.

8) Seconds and Opportunity shops.

Hundreds of dedicated employees sort the incoming stock in to those items deemed suitable for sale in our stores, only the very best quality makes it onto the shop floor. It is value priced to sell in the same week. Unsold stock is removed after 4 weeks.

All wearable clothing etc that is unsuitable for sale in SaveMart stores is sent to Papua New Guinea where there is great need for clothing especially in the highland villages.

Inevitable there will be garments and material that are not able to be used again as originally intended, these can still be recycled as follows;

Cottons are made into Cleaning Rags, Knitted woollens and acrylic go to India to be made into blankets for relief organisations, Carpet yarn is used in the insulation industry.

Our aim is to recycle everything possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OUR CHARITY PROJECTS

SaveMart and The Textile Recycling Centre provide funding for the following charities and non profit organisations.

1) The Child Cancer Foundation $268,000.00 this year. By March 2014 our total contribution will have reached $3.0 million dollars.

2) Methodist Mission Christchurch.

3) Kidney Kids.

4) Schools clothing bin project. (nationwide)

5) Bring the Pink Bag to School project. (nationwide) 

6) Childrens and special patients facility at Tsak Valley rural hospital in Papua New Guinea.

7) New Project for 2015 is a Child Cancer Ward at Lae Hospital, Papua New Guinea.

The result for the year ended 31 March 2013: Charity projects we support received over $800,000.00

Plus 2457 bales of secondhand clothing was sent to charites and churches in Papua New Guinea for distribution free to needy people. (Thats over 1.2 million garments.) 

 If your School, Kindy or Organisation wishes to join us in recycling clothing or wish to provide a Clothing Bin site please contact us at info@savemart.co.nz