Charity Retail News Round-Up – Week Commencing 15.08.22

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 also  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

New report on circular fashion

Recurate released a report this week called Circular Fashion is Now – How to win new fans, inspire brand loyalty and save the planet. A really interesting read for our sector.  

Circular Fashion is Now | Recurate

You can read the full report here: Circular Fashion is Now



We’re saving the planet! Using Visual Merchandising to tell your sustainability story – 19.10.22 | Charity Retail Learning

A trip round some North West charity shops

Some lovely mentions here for the YMCA, Southport LifeboatQueen’s Court, MIND, & Barnardo’s

Lancashire bargain-hunter shares top hacks for finding cheap designer clothes in the least suspected places | LancsLive

Approach your local paper to help promote your shops Social media is great – but don’t forget that plenty of people still read their local papers online. This article about St David’s Hospice shops is a great example of working with the local press to highlight what’s on offer

St David’s Hospice: Help the planet by supporting ethical retail | InYourArea Community



One Item Three Ways – with Jen the Charity Shop Girl | YouTube

Western Australia starts to remove collection bins

This is an interesting development. We know that clothing banks can create an eyesore if not managed properly, and sometimes the stock isn’t that fantastic, but the removal of banks in WA may be a sign of what’s to come across the rest of Australia – and perhaps in the UK too. This article details some of the issues that various charities such as Good SammyAlinea, & St Vincent de Paul  are facing as a result.

WA charity shops run low on stock as local governments and others remove donation bins | ABC News

Tommy Hilfiger moves into the reuse market

Yet another mainstream designer is making the most of the increasing interest in reuse. The charity retail sector needs to work hard to ensure we hold onto our supply of product as we see more and more examples of this kind of commercial  partnership

Tommy Hilfiger Gets Into The Secondhand Business With ThredUp | Nylon



Green credentials for charity retailers | Charity Retail Learning

Thriftify expands following large investment

Good to see fellow CRA Corporate member, Thriftify expanding and recruiting following a 1.6 million euro investment

Charity retail platform Thriftify to create 20 jobs following €1.6m investment | Silicon Republic

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