Charity Retail News Round-Up – Week Commencing 4.4.22

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.

Here’s our pick from the past 7 days:


New sector wide social media campaign from the CRA launched

We love this new campaign from the CRA, highlighting the many different benefits of charity shops. There are lots of images for you to share, so make sure you take part and tell the world just how fabulous charity retail is!

#morethanashop | Charity Retail Association


What and how much? Tips on listing donated product online

Here’s a really helpful blog from our friends at Shopiago about knowing what to list on your online platforms

Which items should your charity list and for what price? | Shopiago


How to manage an influx of donations

A good piece here from Third Sector on managing a large influx of stock – as we saw post lockdown and as some charities are experiencing around the Ukraine appeal 

How to manage a sudden influx of stock | Third Sector


How to look amazing, Op-Shop style

We love watching Michelle Trebilco – otherwise known as Veteran Vamp – and all her incredible op shop (Australian term for charity shop) outfits. She really knows how to cut a dash and you can read more about her here. 

All the footpath’s a catwalk for Tecoma’s op shop fashionista | The Age


Sustainability blog for you

We love Rae Ritchie’s blog and newsletter on all things sustainable. Some of you may know Rae as she delivers our Green Credentials course – and is also the Green Agony Aunt in Woman magazine, For a quick and interesting read about all things green – including charity shops from time to time – subscribe to her newsletter.

Turning the dial: moving towards a more ethical life | Rae Ritchie


M&S join the reuse movement 

Another mainstream retailer encourages and facilitates its customers to pass on their products when they’re finished with them. Do you think this will be a threat to our sector’s stock supply? 

M&S joins the Dotte resale collective | M&S


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