Goodwill's Textile Salvage Operations When Goodwill receives excess clothing donations that won't sell in the stores, they are baled and sold as textile salvage to salvage companies. This keeps them out of the landfills and earns revenue to support our training and placement programs for people with disabilities and disadvantages. Textile salvage bales have been sold to countries in Latin America and Africa. Credential and regular bales of unsorted goods that may contain shoes and other donations are also available for sale.