Charity Retail News Round-Up – week commencing 19.9.22
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
Thanks to the CRA for a great conference
It was so good to be in Harrogate last week, meeting up with so many brilliant charity retailers and suppliers. We hope you all had as good as time as we did. Thank you to all the team at the CRA for an amazing couple of days – and for everything else they do for our sector.
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It’s Sustainable Fashion Week!
It’s been great seeing some of the fab events and activities going on for SFW this year. This event will only grow and grow – make sure you take part next year if you’re not doing so in ‘22.
Our favourite so far is St Oswald’s Hospice in Newcastle who are telling the story behind fast fashion & showing how to style second hand in their shops and on their social media
In celebration of Sustainable Fashion Week, we are also promoting our upcoming Sustainability based Visual Merchandising Webinar. Book a place on the webinar now and take advantage of our Buy-1-Get-1-Free special offer!
New stats from the CRA
The Charity Retail Association have released their latest Quarterly Market Analysis. If you’re a member you can check out their fantastic research covering a wide range of subjects. If you’re not a member – join up today!
The headlines are that staffing remains a challenge, transaction numbers – and as a consequence, income – have risen steeply, online selling remains strong and donation quality has declined slightly.
Secondhand furniture hits the headlines
This Big Issue article highlighting furniture shops run by charities is a handy reference point and a reminder that as the cost-of-living crisis impacts on us all, making sure your community knows what you sell and where is even more important. Use your social media, local press, charity newsletters and ambassadors to put the word out
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland takes steps to make their stores more accessible
We loved reading about how CHSS are using new technology to improve access for people with disabilities to their store in Wishaw. We heard from Steph Edusei at Conference about how accessibility is so important – and this is one example of how we can make a difference
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