Charity Retail News Round-Up – Week Commencing 16.05.22


Each week we share with you our pick of the best stories on charity retail, shopping secondhand and the circular economy from the UK, Ireland and around the world.

We’re also now going to add links to relevant Charity Retail Learning courses associated with each article to help you implement some of the ideas we’re sharing

Here’s our pick from the past 7 days

 

Silly Wednesday: The slow made to order fashion brand based in Bradford

Upcycling is on the up and this article shows one of the many ways people can reuse materials found in charity shops to create new and unique items. Projects like these provide an amazing opportunity to attract volunteers and make a profit off of old materials, as well as promote sustainable fashion

Silly Wednesday: The slow made to order fashion brand based in Bradford | Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Recommended: Upcycling is the new black | The Charity Retail Consultancy

 

Charity to donate money from Lanarkshire shops to help disabled kids in Ukraine

Sense Scotland are leading a fantastic campaign in Lanarkshire to help Ukrainian children with learning difficulties during such a difficult time.

Charity to donate money from Lanarkshire shops to help disabled kids in Ukraine | Daily Record

 

Best charity shops in London for designer buys

A helpful article giving the rundown of some of the best charity shops for designer fashion in London. Letting you know where you can get the best finds and also help out for important causes.

This article includes stores from Mary’s Living & Giving Shops with Save the Children, TRAID, Royal Trinity Hospice, Octavia Foundation, and FARA

Best charity shops in London for designer buys | HELLO!

 

YMCA charity shop in Park Mall, Ashford, to sell all items for £1 amid cost of living crisis

A great initiative by the YMCA to help those struggling with the cost of living crisis and attract customers to their stores, creating a sustainable and affordable environment for all.

YMCA charity shop in Park Mall, Ashford, to sell all items for £1 amid cost of living crisis | Kent Online

Recommended: Charity retail community engagement | Charity Retail Learning

 

‘Upmarket’ Cheshire charity shop reopens after two years offering designer label bargains

Another article involving designer fashion, this time from East Cheshire Hospice in Cheshire which has finally been able to reopen after a long 2 years due to the Covid pandemic. Excited to see life being breathed into the charity retail sector again. 

‘Upmarket’ Cheshire charity shop reopens after two years offering designer label bargains | Cheshire Live

 

What are your rights when you shop second-hand?

An important piece for all Charity Shoppers and Charity Retailers – detailing the rights consumers are entitled to and Retailers must provide. Including examples like our friends at Ebay and the British Heart Foundation.

What are your rights when you shop second-hand? | Good Housekeeping

 

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The Charity Retail Consultancy helps charity retailers and other non-profits (including museums and galleries) develop their retail operation, improve their product offer and people, and improve their profitability.

The Charity Retail Learning provides online & face to face training developed by charity retailers, for charity retailers. We work in partnership with the Charity Retail Association to deliver Charity Retail Learning to their members and beyond.

The Charity Retail Coach offers a first class executive coaching service via our Associate, Dan O’Driscoll.

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