Celebrating sustainable fashion

6 Oct 2023 | View all news

It’s been Second Hand September, Charity Shop Fashion Week and Sustainable Fashion Week so what better time to show how easy and affordable it is to put together fabulous outfits from preloved items.

We challenged our retail staff and volunteers to create some great styles from items purchased entirely from the stores. And as you can see here, they smashed it!

Did you know? Last year more than £1.5 million was generated from charity shop donations which will go directly to care.

There are so many amazing pieces to be found in our shops whether you’re following designer trends or just looking to find good quality wearable items at bargain prices. It didn’t take our inhouse stylists long to create some fantastic outfits for both casual and formal day and evening wear and even for a trip to the gym!

Retail Assistant Babita sees lots of great items in the Stafford store where she works telling us “Working in the store is very tempting. I love seeing new pieces arrive and changing the displays for the new season. It’s great to see customers come in for one thing and leave with lots more.”

Our stores have a wide range of men’s, women’s and children’s wear plus shoes, jewellery and accessories. So if you’re looking to update your style or find wardrobe essentials they’re well worth a look.

Buying second hand is a great way to update your wardrobe and help our charity too.

Every time you donate or buy an item of clothing from us you’re not only getting a bargain and helping the environment you’re also helping us raise funds to help local people with incurable illnesses and their families.

Retail Assistant Lolly loves updating her wardrobe with charity shop fashion and gains inspiration from the store where she works. She says “Most of my outfits are from here. If you have a style and vision you can get really cool outfits from the charity shop, plus it’s helping to raise money so people with incurable illnesses and at end of life can get the specialist care they need.”