Charity Shops

Volunteers Are The Life Blood Of Barnardo's

Javed Khan | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK
Javed Khan

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Barnardo's. It's their hard work and dedication which allows us run over 1,000 services which support and help transform the lives of the most vulnerable children, young people or families in across the UK.

The Slow Demise of the Charity Shop Experience

Kris Griffiths | Posted 02.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kris Griffiths

Charity shops have been good to me over the years. At least half of my book and record collection, and a quarter of my wardrobe, can trace their lineage to Oxfams and Sue Ryders across the land.

Why I Took Up the 'No New Clothes for a Year' Challenge

Ceri Heathcote | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK Style
Ceri Heathcote

I am quite surprised to say that it has been pretty easy although I still have three months to go. I had imagined that the year would be a flurry of sartorial activity with me upcycling and making do and mending every spare moment. It hasn't exactly turned out like that!

Why Oxfam's London Fashion Week Show Will Make You Feel Good

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Style

This feature is part of a month-long focus around sustainable fashion across HuffPost UK Style and Lifestyle. Here we aim to champion some of the emer...

Café Culture: The Sure-Fire Way to Banish Office Blues

Christobel Hastings | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Christobel Hastings

It was, in coffee shops of all sizes and variants, that our imaginations seemed to really come alive, thrown into greater relief by dint of the creative environment we inhabited. They were places of leisure, places of conversation - places of work, I noted, watching heads bent studiously over textbooks or poring over sketchbooks.

We Need More Disabled Models in Ad Campaigns

Jack Eyers | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Eyers

We filmed it at Scope's West Hampstead shop and had a great laugh making it. The other stars of the ad - the shop manager Cathy, volunteer Maureen and all the other people in the ad who react to my strip were great.

20 Shops Closed Every Day In 2012, Replaced By Pound Shops, Payday Lenders And Charities

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK

Fears about the changing nature of the British high street look set to be realised, after new research reveals that 20 shops were closed a day on Brit...

Health And Safety Gone Mad

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK

Bans on yo-yos in playgrounds, knives in kitchens and kettles in offices have all been wrongly blamed on workplace safety laws this year, a new report...

Snowman Creator Says Book Is About Death, Not Joy And Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK

The simple pleasure of the holiday season are lovingly portrayed in Raymond Briggs' The Snowman - and its creator doesn't go in for rampant Christmas ...

Vexed by Vintage

Viki Imrie | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Style
Viki Imrie

Once upon a time, long before I moved to London, I used to enter Oxfam with a heady sense of adventure about the the delights I was sure to discover. And discover I did, knocking aside the elderly in my greedy quest to rifle through the rails, gathering great swathes of questionable but utterly brilliant items into my arms.

Philip Treacy Bag Bought For £20 From Oxfam Charity Shop Is Worth £350,000

Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK

A pensioner who bought bought a bag in a charity shop for £20 has discovered his purchase could now be worth £350,000. John Richards bought the ...

Recession-Hit Bargain Hunters are Flocking to Charity Shops

Sandy Dhaliwal | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK Style
Sandy Dhaliwal

Thrifty shoppers across the UK are turning more to charity shops since the economic downturn. In my local area of Clapham, I found that charity shops including Trinity Hospice, Cancer Research UK and Ace of Clubs have seen a rise in sales since the recession.

Ethical Fashion - The Stylin' Three Rs

Christine de Leon | Posted 24.12.2011 | UK Style
Christine de Leon

Every eco-fashionista knows that one doesn't have to sacrifice style for green cred. Gone are the days of ill-fitting garments made of itchy hemp and amorphous silhouettes.