What we do

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The Clothing Bank (TCB) was founded in February 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa, by Tracey Chambers and Tracey Gilmore.
We achieve our vision by providing unemployed people with income generating opportunities and the skills needed to manage and sustain these small businesses so that they can become financially and socially independent.
We believe that becoming a self-employed business owner is something everyone can do, irrespective of their education levels and resources, as long as they are self-motivated and well supported (mentally and emotionally). We have been operating for seven years and have learnt and experienced a tremendous amount about how to engage people on their path to self-determination.
The Clothing Bank has built an ecosystem that supports change and we focus our efforts on supporting and restoring the whole person through our carefully structured training, coaching and mentoring programmes.