Charity Retail News Round-Up – Week Commencing 25.4.22

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:


Sustainable Fashion Week – how will you take part?

We couldn’t be more excited to hear that the CRA are sponsoring this year’s Sustainable Fashion Week. There are so many ways you can get involved and we can’t wait to see what you all do.

Charity Retail Association sponsors Sustainable Fashion Week 2022 | Charity Retail Association

Recommended CRL Course:

Green credentials for charity retailers


New ebay initiative with mainstream fashion retailers

Once again, we’re seeing mainstream fashion brands getting in on the sustainable message – this time with ebay.

Ebay launches Imperfects initiative to sell flawed fashion | Vogue Business

Recommended CRL Courses:

Introduction to ecommerce

Green credentials for charity retailers


Sense partnership with The Original Factory Shop

The Original Factory Shop will be accepting donations for Sense shops in 20 of its stores across the UK. A really good example of making donating simple and convenient whilst raising awareness of the charity and its stores. 

The Original Factory Shop partners with charity to help those with complex disabilities | Rhyl Journal

Recommended CRL Course:

Right stock, right shop – how to effectively stock your shops


Why not throw a “Preloved After Party”?

We love the idea of a preloved afterparty, as put on by the Vancouver secondhand store, Definitely something to try in charity shops here too – and a great way to attract customers who are working or unable to shop through the day.

You can have a private shopping party at this Vancouver secondhand store | Curated – Daily Hive

Recommended CRL Course:

Charity retail community engagement – events, social media & telling your story


More About Us

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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