What happens to the clothing

All clothing, books, magazines, shoes and toys are packed into boxes or wool bales, packed into 20ft containers and sent mostly to PNG. Some go to Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Island and Samoa. About 50% of the goods are sold in wholesale warehouse type situations. A lot of the clothing is bought by dealers from remote areas. The dealers take the clothing and sell in remote informal market locations. This provides a lot of employment for remote area villagers.

The other 50% is given to churches of all denominations, charities and other organisations free of charge to be distributed to the more needy in the community.