Charity Retail News Round-Up – week commencing 26.9.22

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

Reaching out to students

Fab to see charity shops front and centre in this article for new students in Bristol. If you have a local student population, make sure you’re in touch with the colleges & universities to help them spread the word about your shops – or get in touch with other charity retailers in your area and make a coordinated approach for an even bigger impact

Bristol on a Budget: A fresher’s low-cost living guide | Epigram



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

British Retail Consortium encouraging members to work with charity retailers

The British Retail Consortium announced it has developed new guidelines to help keep clothing in circulation. Developed by a combination of retailers, resale platforms, charity retailers and other industry experts, the voluntary initiative outlines steps retailers can take to adhere to the principles of circular economy for used clothes. Make sure your charity is in touch with local and national retailers to take advantage of their interest in the circular economy and forge new partnerships

BRC launches guidelines for used clothing | Lets Recycle



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

How much?!

Lots of you will have seen the news about a Ming vase featured on Antiques Roadshow, picked up for a few pounds in a charity shop. It’s gutting for the sector when we see these stories – but perhaps it also drives new customers in search of that elusive mega-bargain too. Reaching out to local dealers, specialists and auctioneers can sometimes help find the right price for more unusual items. We’ll soon be launching a new course on pricing so keep your eyes peeled for that

BBC Antiques Roadshow guest stunned as he’s told charity shop purchase of less than £8 is worth thousands | Manchester Evening News

Shopping secondhand online – new tech from the US

An interesting read, demonstrating that secondhand ecommerce isn’t standing still for one second just now

Gently’s shopping aggregator aims to remove friction of locating secondhand apparel | TechCrunch



Introduction to ecommerce | Charity Retail Learning

Happy 75th Birthday, Oxfam Broad St

The shop often cited as the first modern day charity shop – set up by Joe Mitty in Oxford – celebrities its 75th anniversary this year

Oxford charity shop to celebrate 75th anniversary | Oxford Mail

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