Fashion-savvy shoppers welcomed the opening of the North West’s first Salvation Army boutique charity shop with huge enthusiasm this week. Officially opened at 10.30am on Tuesday 15th March by The Salvation Army’s Major Alan Watters, fashionistas of Wilmslow were lining up to get their hands on some amazing designer item offers as the doors to the new boutique shop opened on Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire.
Former Miss Scotland and Miss United Kingdom (2010) Nicola Mimnagh, modelled specially-created Zero Waste fashion collections in Glasgow on 15 March, in the window of the Salvation Army Trading Company’s flagship store in Dumbarton Road. Two Scottish designers have transformed unwanted clothing donated to the charity into striking high-fashion collections challenging perceptions of textile waste.
Julia Carruthers, manager of the Salvation Army’s boutique charity shop in Bruntsfield Place, has curated a collection of preloved fashion items for a catwalk show taking place in the iconic Edinburgh City Chambers. The collection will be shown on the final evening of Edinburgh Fashion Week (Saturday 12 March) as part of a celebration of charity shop fashion.
Croydon celebrated the opening of a new Salvation Army Trading Company charity shop as it welcomed its first customers to the brand new store at 249 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon on the 4th February.
Shoppers in Leamington Spa flocked to the new Salvation Army charity shop at 136 The Parade as it opened its doors to the public for the first time.
EDF Energy Barnwood in Gloucester has shown how recycling can do the power of good by raising hundreds of pounds through the donation of unwanted clothes, shoes and textile items to The Salvation Army. Over the course of just two weeks, colleagues and their families collected so much clothing that The Salvation Army had to make two collections from the site!
If Christmas is the season for giving, charity shop teams for The Salvation Army are urging Brits to consider giving back in January by clearing out their cupboards for charity. Research by the charity found that we each get at least three gifts we don’t want at Christmas, with over 40 per cent of these ending up at the bottom of our cupboards*. With this in mind, The Salvation Army is asking people to simply donate any unwanted items to charity in the New Year.
Shoppers and budding volunteers in Brownhills gathered outside the new high street Salvation Army charity shop on Thursday 17th December as it opened its doors to the public for the first time.
Worksop celebrated the opening of a brand new Salvation Army charity shop at 98 Bridge Street on Tuesday 22nd December as it welcomed its first bargain hunters and last-minute Christmas shoppers inside for the first time. After an intense six days of preparation, the shop’s team had gone the extra mile to ensure the new shop was ready before Christmas.
The Salvation Army’s Arbroath charity shop is ready for last-minute Christmas shoppers who are looking for unique gifts thanks to one of its crafty shop volunteers. The shop has gone the extra mile with its festive stock, as volunteer Louise Broome has been busy transforming old books into hand-made Christmas gifts and decorations using her fantastic folding skills.
Last week, two Scottish designers were revealed as the winners of a competition to work with Zero Waste Scotland and Salvation Army Trading Company on a catwalk-ready fashion collection made entirely from pre-worn textiles.
Shoppers in Newton Aycliffe flocked to the new Salvation Army charity shop at 31 Beveridge Way on Thursday 10th December as it opened its doors to the public for the first time.