Charity Retail News Round-Up – Week Commencing 28.2.22

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.

Here’s our pick from the past 7 days:

Charity retail at the heart of London Fashion Week

A great piece from Salvation Army Trading on their observations from the front row of London Fashion week

London Fashion Week Rundown | LinkedIn


7 good reasons to work in charity retail from the Irish Charity Shops Association

Some great points made in this piece from ISCA that can help you to promote your charity retail vacancies

Why work in Charity Retail? Here are 7 good reasons. | ICSA – Irish Charity Shops Association


Managing your reputation when closing a store

Closing a shop can sometimes have negative repercussions within its community. St Luke’s Hospice in Plymouth shows us how to engage and communicate well through this piece in The Cornish Times

St Luke’s Hospice message to the people of Callington with regret over charity shop closure | The Cornish Times


Working with bloggers and influencers

Our good friends at St Barnabas Hospice in Lincoln opened their new superstore called The Warehouse recently. They invited a group of Lincoln Bloggers to a preview event and got some fantastic coverage as a result. A brilliant example of partnership working in social media

lincolnbloggersuk | Instagram


Mystery books initiative launched

We loved this idea from Demelza of selling a mystery bag of books via their online shop. Have you tried anything similar? 

Mystery books | Demelza


Sustainability offer from mainstream retail grows

More and more mainstream retailers are jumping on the sustainability bandwagon – which is great for the environment. But how might it impact on charity retailers? Do schemes such as this one, launched by Rab this week, mean our supply of quality donations will become eroded? 

Outdoor brand Rab announces a new rental scheme | Runnersworld


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