Recycling Week – Day 6
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by barnardosretail
1y ago
Don’t throw your pre-loved clothes away, recycle them into something equally as stunning, just like the talented Hudi @thethriftythinker has done here. ‘If you want to give it a go – I’d recommend focusing on colour and pattern, rather than the shape of the garment, and think about what could actually fit into your wardrobe, and match the clothes you already own, because this can help narrow it down. ‘I scrolled through Instagram a bit for inspiration, looking for similar materials/patterns to the items I had found in Barnardo’s. I also looked for interesting details that I could add in that w ..read more
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Recycling Week – Day 5
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by barnardosretail
1y ago
Next to take on our recycling week challenge is master up-cycler, sustainable and transition tutorial genies, @isitdanidawks. Dani believes in bringing awareness to sustainable living through upcycling, thrifting and eco reviews and we couldn’t agree more. Check out how she transforms this cute dress into something even more spectacular. “So Barnardo’s reached out to me to ask me if I wanted to create and upcycle in aid of Recycling Week! Of course, I said yes! I found this lovely Zara dress and although the dress is cute as is I knew it needed some EXTRA JUICE. With only an hour to spare befo ..read more
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Recycling Week – Day 3
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by barnardosretail
1y ago
We are in LOVE with this upcycled project from the insanely talented, professional luxecycler and interiors enthusiast Abi Ann Davis! Watch as she takes these candle holders to a whole new level. ‘I am OBSESSED with statement home accessorises – especially abstract candles at the moment! So as soon as I saw the candle sticks, I knew that I wanted to upcycle them! The details on them are beautiful and I knew I couldn’t leave them! ‘Upcycling is so important to me, it’s my therapy! With home trends constantly changing, ‘Fast homeware’ is a huge problem for the environment. ‘I want to show peopl ..read more
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Recycling Week – Day 2
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by barnardosretail
1y ago
It’s day 2 of Recycling week. We challenged the talented @eat.sleep.salvage.repaet to take part in our upcycling challenge and she did not disappoint. Check out her easy tutorial on how to create a 90’s dream halter neck. “I purchased this shirt in Barnardo’s for £2. I’ve been wanting to make a drawstring halter neck for a while and thought this shirt would work perfectly. I looked at similar style tops online and also used an old halter neck to draft the pattern. It only took me a few hours to complete and it’s a great addition to my wardrobe” Check out the step-by-step tutorial over on our ..read more
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Recycling Week 2022 – Revival London
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by barnardosretail
1y ago
Recycling Week 2022 is finally here. All this week, we are super excited to share a series of up-cycling challenges with you so be sure to keep your eyes peeled. Up first is mega babe Thrift Queen Lola, a sustainable style blogger, serial up-cycler, fashion re-designer and founder of Revival. Her combined interest in fashion and the environment led to the birth of Revival back in 2016. They repurpose textile waste and describe themselves as a slow fashion brand who create limited edition contemporary pieces using reclaimed textiles which were originally destined for landfill. Their aim – to pu ..read more
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Sustainable Fashion Week 2022
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by barnardosretail
1y ago
The first Sustainable Fashion Week is here and we couldn’t be more excited. All week we’re celebrating pre-loved fashion in all its glory, encouraging everyone to share their already owned pre-loved outfits using #MyThriftyFit. It’s a chance to show just how fun charity shopping can be no matter your style or budget. To take park in the fun challenge simply post a pre-loved outfit you love using #MyThriftyFit and tag three friends to get involved too! Extending the active life of 50% of the UK’s clothing by nine months would reduce carbon and water footprints by 4-10% each. Help us encou ..read more
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Fashion For All Launch Party
The-Thrift
by barnardosretail
2y ago
We can’t believe that it’s almost been two weeks since we launched our biggest ever summer campaign, Fashion For All! To celebrate, we took to the top of our office to set up shop with pre-loved ‘fits from the photo shoot as well as a whole range of other pre-loved clothes and accessories – all available to shop on the night. A huge thank you to each and every one person who came to support us and everyone who bought a little something for themselves too. Here’s a little sneak peek into the celebrations. We launched Fashion for All because we truly believe fashion is for ev ..read more
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Fashion for All – Lydia Bright
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by barnardosretail
2y ago
We believe that no matter your shape, size or budget, there is something for everyone at your local Barnardo’s shop. That’s why we’ve launched our Fashion For All campaign, showing that pre-loved fashion is for everyone and whilst shopping with us, you’ll be supporting us in our quest to raise vital funds to support vulnerable children, young people, and families across the UK. Television personality Lydia Bright was delighted to be involved, saying – “I am very excited to be shooting with Barnardo’s – it’s a charity which is very close to my heart. My parents are foster parents, and have been ..read more
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Fashion For All
The-Thrift
by barnardosretail
2y ago
Summer is officially here, and we are so excited to be launching and celebrating Fashion For All. No matter your shape, size, or budget, your local Barnardo’s store holds unique pieces just waiting to be discovered. We have teamed up with a host of fabulous famous faces to prove just that. Styled by Alexandra Fullerton and photographed by Candice Lake, we show you how easy pre-loved clothing can be styled to create head-turning looks, all while embracing your own individual style. Summer fashion has never looked so good. Get your one of a kind look at your local Barnardo’s or check out our eB ..read more
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Hello New Website
The-Thrift
by barnardosretail
2y ago
We’ve been busy behind the scenes giving our shop website a well deserved make-over. We are so excited to finally be able to share it with you. Here are some of the reasons to love our new website…  An exclusive 15% off* your order for a limited time only! ​  We’ve made it easier to find what you’re looking for.​  Find out how your purchase will make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children.​ Check out an exclusive behind the scenes footage from our photoshoot. Head over to our online shop today and treat yourself to something. It’s shopping that is guaranteed ..read more
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