Charity Retail News Round-Up – Week Commencing 04.07.22

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:


🏳️‍🌈 Our Pride Month Competition is officially over 🏳️‍🌈

Thank you to all of the amazing participants who sent in their entries

Keep an eye out on our socials for the announcement of the winners and a showcase of every entry in an upcoming video


Depop & The Sims bring shopping second hand to gamers

You can now buy second hand clothing on The Sims video game, thanks to their collab with Depop. This out of the box idea is a great way to promote buying preloved goods and upcycling to the public and young people in particular.

Depop is bringing virtual thrifting to gaming with The Sims | Vogue Business

Recommended: Introduction to selling on Depop | Charity Retail Learning (Free)


Sales are up – donations are going down

This piece in Retford featuring Mind is telling a story we’re hearing a lot nowadays as the cost of living crisis continues to effect the public. Is your charity retail store experiencing similar issues?

Retford charity shops seeing increase in customers and lack of stock as cost of living rises | Lincolnshire Live

Recommended: Right stock, right shop – how to effectively stock your shops | Charity Retail Learning


Mixed reviews of the Love Island x eBay collab

Have you noticed an increase in your customers talking about & buying secondhand since the collab? What do you think can be done to keep secondhand and sustainable fashion on the agenda?

Has Love Island’s slow fashion approach inspired us to be sustainable? | Metro News


Newlife – new store – new goods!

Newlife operate a different charity retail model, selling end of line goods from retailers. In light of stock shortages, working with corporates is a great way to secure your goods for sale

Eden Shopping Centre High Wycombe: New fashion store opening | Bucks Free Press


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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.

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