The Categories of Garments and Linen

The new items made, donated or bought are divided into the following categories before being distributed each autumn at Packing Week.

Premature Babies – Premature baby clothing, incubator bedding, flat pram sheets

Babies – All babies’ clothing and bedding up to the age of 2 years.  Babygrows, nightwear, daywear and outdoor clothing such as padded trousers, anoraks and snowsuits.  Many hand knitted items are supplied by people all over the UK who enjoy knitting.

Children 2-5 years – All types of clothing, we are frequently asked for warm outerwear, jeans and school uniforms.  Pyjamas and underwear are also popular.

Children 6-16 years – All types of clothing, warm outerwear, tracksuits, fleeces and sweatshirts are much in demand as is school uniform.  Any practical hard-wearing casual clothing is useful – underwear and pyjamas for all ages are also welcomed.

Women 1 – All underwear and night clothing.  Requests come in from hospices that require nightwear, homeless charities that require warm underwear and other charities that provide clothing to many people in need.  All ages of women are supported.

Women 2 – All other clothing for women.  Hospices and old people’s homes require woollen garments that open down the front for easy care.  Track suits, fleeces, warm coats and jackets are given to homeless charities and clothes suitable for work are also distributed.

Men 1 – All underwear and night clothing.  Requests come in from hospices that require underwear, homeless charities that require warm underwear and other charities that provide clothing to people returning to work.

Men 2 – All other clothing for men.  Hospices and old people’s homes require woollen garments that open down the front for easy care.  Tracksuits, fleeces, warm coats and jackets are given to homeless charities and clothes suitable for work are also distributed.

Linen – Provides sheets, pillowcases, towels to hospices and old people’s homes.  Sleeping bags are given to charities supporting the homeless.  Linen is also used by charities to help people start up in their own flats or to replace items lost in theft or fire.

Various – A collection of two stalls that deal with the following:

  • Various 1 Bed jackets, knee rugs, shawls, leg warmers & bed socks
  • Various 2 Hats, gloves and scarves

Footwear – Shoes, work-boots and trainers are given to charities supporting the homeless or people returning to work.  Slippers are given to hospices and old peoples homes.  Children’s slippers and trainers are also requested.

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