Export of used clothing to Africa

Eurotex has an extensive experience in the export of used clothing and shoes to Africa. We regularly ship containers with second hand clothes in bales to multiple African countries like Angola, Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Cameroon, Congo, Madagascar, Mali, Togo, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, DR Congo, Djibouti, Ivory Coast, Senegal and others.

Throughout the years we’ve adjusted to the clients’ demands and the specifics of the market adapting our sorting process to deliver desirable quality second hand clothing you’d like to import to Africa.

Check out our product compositions below to see the full list of items.

Product composition with secondhand clothes for the African market

Based on our knowledge and experience, we’ve put together standard product compositions with secondhand products that work well on the African market.

The items in the product list have been finely sorted according to market specifics and customers’ feedback.

Do not hesitate to contact us and ask about product compositions and pick the packing option for bales of the most common 45kg or 55kg (other packing size also available by request)


The used clothing products for Africa are carefully packed in small bales and woven polypropylene bags.

We offer our standard product compositions in the most common 45kg or 55kg but other options are also available by request.

Let us know if you have any specific requirements for bale colors or custom labeling.

Weight: 45kg or 55kg (contact us for other sizes)

Size of a box bag: 80 x 48 x 30 cm (it takes 2 box bags to form a bale. The thickness of the bale depends on the type of baled products)

Material: Woven polypropylene, laminated for extra strength and durability, ask for color options

Application: The small bales are used for most of the secondhand clothes for Africa. They are a great way to optimize the loading space and the weight of the container while receiving a product with shape which makes it easy to stock and manage.

Weight: 25kg (for shoes) and 15, 10 or 5 kg for other accessories

Size of bag: 75 x 130 cm

Material: Woven polypropylene, laminated for extra strength and durability

Application: The bags are used mainly for items that are not suitable for baling like used shoes, handbags and belts

Loading and Transport

Our logistics experts will provide you with the best options for the shipment of your order in terms of pricing and shipping time.

You have the freedom to choose a preferred container line or a specific logistics company from a shortlist we are offering or go with the arrangement of your own transport.

Depending on the composition of your order, the used clothes can be loaded in a 20 ft or (most often) 40 ft container.

We make sure to stuff the loading space to the fullest, utilizing the loading capacity and getting the most out of the freight costs.

40 ft Container(HC) 20 ft Container
55 kg 45 kg 55 kg 45 kg
Total weight: 25 550 kg 24 815 kg Total weight: 10 320 kg 9 930 kg
Number of bales: 392 443 Number of bales: 161 180
Number of shoe bags: 98 98 Number of shoe bags: 36 37

40ft Container (High Cube)

20ft Container

General Terms

We earn loyal customers not only with our consistent quality but also by doing business with clear terms.

Here are the usual steps we go through:

  • You pick a product composition of 20 ft. or 40 ft. container with 45 kg or 55 kg bales as a starting point;
  • We negotiate the product composition and agree upon the final packing list taking into account slight adjustments from your side;
  • We issue a proforma invoice totaling the full value of the container;
  • Discuss and decide on the packing and labeling options as well as who is going to arrange the transport;
  • You have to make at least a 50% advanced payment in order to start the execution of your order;
  • Usually it takes 3 weeks to prepare a standard 40 ft. (HC) product composition, depending on the current products’ demand and sorting facility workload;
  • Upon loading you are presented with scanned copies of the Final Invoice, Invoice Breakdown, Balance, Detailed Packing List and a Draft of the B/L for you to confirm;
  • You make the balance payment according to the reviewed and confirmed documents;
  • If you the one arranging the transport, you must make the balance payment before the loading;
  • We send you all the physical copies of the documents by courier or SWB, right after we have received the balance payment.

That’s the basic framework but we are flexible enough to react to any custom cases that may occur.

Just contact us and we’ll try to find a working solution.