Julia’s House charity shops are encouraging all those with a passion for fashion to make second hand clothing their top way to shop during ’Sustainable Fashion Week’ between Monday 25 September and Sunday 8 October 2023.
The theme of this year’s Sustainable Fashion Week – ‘The ReWear Revolution’ – celebrates everything preloved, second hand, handed-down, reworked and reworn. The focus week advocates a collective responsibility to create a new kind of fashion industry – one that protects the changing climate for future generations.
Shifting to thrifting at a local charity shop such as Julia’s House is a simple and easy way to support The ReWear Revolution and help a great cause in your community at the same time.
Julia’s House, the Dorset and Wiltshire children’s hospice charity, relies on the local community for over 90 per cent of its income each year, so it can continue to provide vital care for the most seriously ill children and their families. Marking its 20th anniversary this year, Julia’s House now has 14 shops across Dorset and Wiltshire, which all help to fundraise and support this life-changing care.
To encourage sustainable shopping in the community, the Julia’s House shop in the Neighbourhood Centre, Creekmoor, is opening its bridal suite for an Open Day on Saturday 21 October 10am-4pm.
Julia’s House Retail Manager, Tracy Stanley, says: “Sustainable, affordable shopping is important to everyone at the moment – we have seen the footfall in our shops rising as many more customers are seeking out good quality second hand items with smaller price tags. The cost of living is causing many of us to be out of pocket and clothing donated to our shops is often almost new.
“In particular, our bridal suite at Creekmoor is full of wedding dresses and accessories that once cost a fortune and have only been worn once! If they haven’t already, we are encouraging the local community to start their sustainable fashion journey and join the ReWear Revolution with Julia’s House. There is nowhere better to shop ‘pre-loved’ than your local charity shop, where you can make a real difference in your community at the same time.”
Something for everyone
The Julia’s House shops are packed with high quality, pre-loved womenswear, menswear, children’s clothes, shoes and accessories. You can also find furniture, a bridal suite, vintage tea hire, fancy dress, a library, vintage clothing, musical instruments and plus sizes. When you donate and buy pre-loved goods in a Julia’s House charity shop, good quality items will stay in your local area, support your local community and can remain in use for decades, reducing waste and pollution and helping the nurses and carers at Julia’s House continue their life-changing care for seriously ill children.
Last year, Julia’s House charity shops collectively sold 741,141 items and recycled 594,579kg of goods.
To join the ReWear Revolution and find your nearest Julia’s House shop visit www.juliashouse.org/shops