About Abidocc

In 2001, the Regional Insertion Company ABIDOCC was created with the initiative of the Catholic Relief in Languedoc-Roussillon, in order to achieve the collecting and sorting of clothes, linens and used shoes.

An integration enterprise has the same characteristics as all companies.

But his aim is to help unemployed people with (RSA payee, long-term unemployed, disabled workers….) to acquire over a period of 24 months, experience or qualifications they lack for finding a sustainable work.
To help them in their job searches, employees have a socio-professional support even within the company.
It is, among other things:

  • help in building their career plans
  • seek training
  • help in developing their resume, cover letter ….
  • regularly offer them jobs

What happens to the collected clothing ?

Our drivers perform regularly tours in the region (containers, lockers) to collect textiles and shoes once or twice a week or more on request.

The collected product is then routed to our logistics platform in Caissargues where our operators dispatches and sort the clothes according to quality criteria and fibers.

Sorted textiles are distributed as follows:

  • 10% of them will have a new life in our stores.
  • 50% are for export mainly in Africa and Eastern Europe.
  • 35% are recycled for the industry (fraying, industrial wipes, car mats, building insulation …).
  • 5% are waste for incineration or landfill.

What does a textile container?

- Work for people who are away from employment.

Since 2001, we have hired more than 180 people: 40% found a job when they leave the company. Some jobs proposed: driver handler, hydraulic press operator, clerk, operator textile sorting.

- Carefully selected clothes to be sold at low prices .

In our shops (Nimes, Lunel, Montpellier, Caissargues), it is possible to dress from the head to the feet for about 10 €.

- The preservation of our environment.

According to statistics, every year, every person gets rid of more than 10kg of clothing, linens and shoes ready to be reused. Only two to three kilos are collected for now that is not enough.

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