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The Clothing Bank

What We Do

Our Enterprise Development Project is our primary focus. We have built strategic partnerships with most of South Africa’s major clothing retailers (Woolworths, Edcon, Mr Price, Pick n Pay Clothing, Clicks, and The Foshini Group) who donate their excess stock to us. This is stock that is made up of customer returns and end of season merchandise.

Unemployed mothers (exclusively) join a two year training programme and very quickly start their small business by trading (mainly in the informal sector) in the merchandise they buy from The Clothing Bank at discounted prices. We have the capacity to support 800 mothers trading from our 5 branches in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, East London and Paarl.

We don’t believe you can learn business in a classroom; and so our programme is practical and experiential.  We create a nurturing and supportive environment, which builds our beneficiary’s self-belief so that she can become a successful business owner. She is exposed to over 1000 hours of practical training and support, covering modules from money management, business skills, computer skill and life skills. We approach the development of the women holistically as we believe that if you have a healthy woman, with a healthy mind and a healthy family, she will run a healthy business.  We have an extensive support system, which includes coaching, mentoring and counselling.

The objective is that each woman should earn at least R4000 per month.

In order to qualify for this programme, you need to answer YES to ALL of the following questions:

Are you a South African citizen?
Are you previously disadvantaged?
Are you unemployed?
Do you live in Cape Town, Gauteng, Durban, East London or Paarl?
Do you want to be self-employed and run your own business?
Must be a mother with children 18 years or younger
If you wish to apply email or fax your CV to the branch closest to you. You will be notified by sms to attend an Open Day (we hold 5 Open Days a year).

Step 1: Find the branch closest to you. Click Here
Step 2: Prepare your CV – include contact details.
Step 3: Contact the branch closest to you.
Step 4: Email or Fax your CV to the branch closest to you.
Step 5: You will be notified by sms to attend an open day (we hold 5 a year at each branch).