Our Managing Director and Founder, Aloysius Ihezie, has throughout his working life played an active part in the charity sector, had a deep concern for the environment, and is a passionate believer in the value of education. Choice Textile is aligned with these beliefs and values – the ethos of our recycling business is to provide first class service for our charity shop partners, to create more sustainable environments and to support the education of global communities.
Choice operates from its two main warehouses based in London and Milton Keynes; from these sites, we are well placed to offer a comprehensive collection service for charity shops and community organisations throughout London and the South of England.
Choice has been an integral part of the UK charity sector since its first shop collections in 2001. Since that time several million books have been kept in circulation by either being reused or recycled.
With our modern fleet and dedicated, friendly, and hard-working drivers we provide clients with a service that is second to none. Many of the staff currently working with Choice have served the company for many years working hard to ensure that our charity shop clients receive the very best support that Choice can provide.
Choice has a fully staffed Customer Service team, plus a Senior Customer Relations Manager with over forty years’ experience working in the charity sector.
Choice is focused on supporting our charity shop clients in every way; for example, Choice provided fully branded Textile Banks at no cost. We welcome requests from other charity shops and community organisations to provide additional support in managing excess stock. Please contact us to discuss how we can personalise our support for your organisation.
Health and safety is a high priority and as a member of the Textile Recycling Association, Choice Textile has comprehensive public liability insurance, and holds a full waste carriers’ licence.
Choice was founded in 1999 by the Managing Director, Aloysius Ihezie. In the beginning, the company concentrated on collecting, sorting and exporting used clothing to countries in Africa. Over subsequent years, Choice carefully developed many further opportunities for people to recycle unwanted goods and, at the same time, give more support to different charities.
As the company grew and as a result of increasing research and innovation, Choice now collects and recycles a much wider range of non-textile materials such as books, bric-a-brac, electrical items and household items.
During this same period, Choice introduced textile, book and media bank initiatives making it even easier for the public to recycle unused items and for our partner charities to benefit from the extra income this generated.