Many of us have already been bitten by the Bake-Off-bug, having been hooked in previous series, so it didn’t take long for us to resume our dreams of becoming baking masters when the BBC sensation returned a couple of weeks ago.
The Salvation Army opened its latest charity shop in the West Midlands town of Shirley this week. The doors officially opened yesterday (Thursday 28 July) at 10.30am at 205 Stratford Road.
When you ask someone to think about the work of The Salvation Army, most often they already understand that the church and charity plays a vital part in helping people who experience homelessness get back on their feet. What they might not know, is that this includes young people as well.
The Salvation Army’s flagship Glasgow charity shop on Dumbarton Road is hosting a designer sale day on Saturday 6 August. From Jo Malone beauty products to Vivienne Westwood shoes, the shop will be stocked with a wide range of high end preloved items for one day only.
The Salvation Army is trialling an innovative monitoring technology with a proportion of its donation banks. As one of the largest textile reuse and recycling operators in the UK, the charity has fitted 104 collection banks in the East Midlands with FarSite’s netBin sensors to monitor fill levels.
Children at Alpington & Bergh Apton Church of England Primary School have teamed up with The Salvation Army’s schools recycling programme, Recycle With Michael. The Norfolk school started recycling at the start of the year and have donated an impressive 1.5 tonnes of textiles so far; the largest collected total weight of all the schools who take part in the charity’s reuse and recycling bag collection scheme.
What’s your dream wedding dress? Fishtail… strapless… vintage… jewel-encrusted… satin… lace… white… red… These days, there’s no ‘normal’ when it comes to getting married, and that goes for the dress too.
The Salvation Army opened its latest charity shop in Burnley this week. A queue of almost 30 eager shoppers had formed yesterday as the sun shone and the doors opened to the new James Street shop.
- Launch party Saturday 9 July, 11am to 1pm, 40 Gold Street -
Kettering’s Salvation Army is set to launch a brand new bridal wear collection on Saturday 9 July. The charity shop has a selection of over 80 brand new and preloved dresses as well as a large selection of accessories.
Fitness label Lorna Jane has teamed up with The Salvation Army to activate a ‘swap shop’ initiative in London. The already successful ‘swap shop’ activation has previously been launched in Australia and the USA where the initiative helps The Salvation Army raise money to support the most vulnerable people in communities.
You might remember in May we began a project with the famous arts college, Central Saint Martins. Second year students from the BA Fashion Communication & Promotion and BA Fashion Knitwear courses were tasked with creating a collection of fashion concepts using textiles selected from half a tonne of donated fabrics.
Fashion certainly changes over time (and sometimes we should be grateful for that!) But sometimes it’s fun to look back over the years to see how styles change and trends come and go. A lot of modern fashion is based on previous eras so knowing how to nail the looks of days gone by can give you clues on today’s trends. We’ve put together a guide to the decades, from 1920s to 1990s, using clothing found in our very own stores to demonstrate some of the highlights of the past.