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It'll take eight months to rebuild Clothing Bank gutted by fire, says co-founder

28 May 2019 3:01 PM
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The Clothing Bank
Tracey Gilmore
Cape Town enterprise empowering almost 400 women loses R10m worth of stock.

The Clothing Bank building in Thornton, Cape Town caught fire on Sunday resulting in the building being condemned, including their R10m worth of stock.

The Clothing Bank is the women's empowerment enterprise offering them life skills training which focuses on the selling of clothing.

Co-founder Tracey Gilmore says there are close to 400 women who depend on the stock that comes to the organisation.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

Read: 5 things you should know about returning those faulty purchases

The women in our programme are right now quite anxious about this tragedy that happened over the weekend.

Tracey Gilmore, Co-founder - The Clothing Bank

It's going to take about eight months to rebuild.

Tracey Gilmore, Co-founder - The Clothing Bank

We have an amazing relationship with all South Africa's retailers, they are all supportive. We just received a major shipment from the Foschini Group.

Tracey Gilmore, Co-founder - The Clothing Bank

The Clothing Bank is asking members of the public to donate clean second-hand, good quality clothing and drop them off at any large Woolworths store as they have Clothing Bank collection bins.

To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below:


28 May 2019 3:01 PM
Tags:
The Clothing Bank
Tracey Gilmore

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