Charity Retail News Round-Up – Week Commencing 13.06.22


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:

 

🏳️‍🌈 For the month of June we are running a Charity Shop Pride Window Competition 🏳️‍🌈

Share your shop’s Pride display and have a chance of being one of the 3 winners at the end of the month.

Full details here: Pride Month Window Competition | LinkedIn

New concept in charity retail – the wholly  sustainable & ethical department store. 

Our friends at Groundwork have opened the Good Store on South Molton St in central London – selling preloved clothing from TRAID alongside locally & ethically produced new & upcycled goods. We’ve been delighted to be part of the store’s  journey and can’t wait to see what it will achieve

After 15 months of planning, presentations and refining, London’s first sustainable department store is now open and launches this week | LinkedIn

Cost of living crisis: Why preloved shopping in Sussex charity shops helps save you money while supporting a good cause

Nice article on how charity shops offer great value for money in a time when many people are struggling. In such difficult times this message has never been more important and is something the entire sector should be pushing to the public.

Cost of living crisis: Why preloved shopping in Sussex charity shops helps save you money while supporting a good cause | SussexWorld

Recommended: Engagement | Charity Retail Learning

 

Former Mile Cross tip in Norwich reopens as charity reuse drop off

A fantastic initiative by FCC Environment in support of the Benjamin Foundation which has transformed a former waste centre into a new reuse drop off centre. By using a site already known to the wider community this serves as a great way to interact with the public and gain a great source of stock, all while pushing the importance of sustainability.

Former Mile Cross tip in Norwich reopens as charity reuse drop off | Norfolk Live

 

Jersey charities say volunteer numbers are not back to pre-pandemic levels

As the world continues to move on from the height of the COVID-19 pandemic many charities still find recruitment a major challenge with levels not returning to pre-pandemic levels. As this article shows with testimony from the Salvation Army, volunteers remain a major component of any charity shop and the continuing shortage could have lasting effects on the sector

Jersey charities say volunteer numbers are not back to pre-pandemic levels | ITV News Channel

Recommended:

Volunteer Recruitment | Charity Retail Learning

Charity Retail Recruitment Webinar | Charity Retail Learning (Free)

 

Love Island: Second hand clothes and the trouble with fast fashion

The collaboration between Love Island and eBay is what everyone is talking about this summer. This amazing collab has catapulted preloved clothes into the mainstream resulting in articles like this from the BBC explaining the issues with fast fashion and giving tips on how the average person can do their part

Love Island: Second hand clothes and the trouble with fast fashion | BBC News

Recommended: Introduction to ecommerce | Charity Retail Learning

 

How to nail on-trend festival fashion while being a sustainable shopper

In the same vein as the previous article this piece is promoting sustainable and preloved fashion for the upcoming summer festival season, including thoughts and tips from Oxfam. It is so exciting to see this trend break out into the mainstream and shows the importance and opportunity for the sector to attract many new younger customers.

How to nail the trends for summer festivals while shopping sustainable | Metro News

Recommended: Visual Merchandising | Charity Retail Learning

 

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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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