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Charity Shopping – The Sustainable Alternative

16th September 2022

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This week is Sustainable Fashion Week 2022 – Weldmar Hospicecare has more than twenty local shops and outlets, and is very proud to be an integral part of the move towards a more sustainable shopping ethos. Our shops help you, help us… and help the planet! ‘Recycling’ your clothing and household items by donating them to us means they don’t go to landfill.

In turn, these donations mean more affordable shopping options (so important with the current cost of living crisis), gives perfectly good items a new lease of life, helps keep local high streets busy, and of course provides income for a worthwhile local charity. Our charity shops also provide local employment and volunteering opportunities.

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  • 339,000 tons of textiles were kept out of landfill in 2018/19 in the UK thanks to charity shops.

  • The reduction in landfill makes a positive difference to our carbon footprint, and local landfill taxes.

  • Fast fashion is responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions every year.

  • It takes 2,500 litres of water to produce one cotton shirt, so extending the life of a garment instead of buying a new one reduces water waste.

  • Charity shopping helps slow down fast fashion by offering quality items at affordable prices.

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We recently asked our Bridport East Street charity shop to come up with a complete outfit from typical donations of clothing. Not only does the final result look great but also shows how shopping at charity shops you can buy quality clothing at affordable prices – a better alternative to fast fashion for your wallet and the planet!

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See some of the latest bargains from our chain of charity shops by following @weldmarcharityshops on Instagram, and by joining the Weldmar Hospicecare Charity Shops Group on Facebook.

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