Recycling Week

Recycling Week 2021 is here. This is the perfect week to tackle a little up-cycling, re-wear something in your wardrobe or if shopping, be sure to hit up your local Barnardo’s.

To help celebrate @duckfashfashion have created something special to celebrate all things pre-loved shopping and we are obsessed.

To find out more about Recycling Week and how you can get involved, head over to Recycle Now.

And without further ado….

Fashion Revolution Week – Hannah’s Love Story

Fashion Revolution day 5! To celebrate, we have our fifth instalment of Fashion Love Stories, and it’s a special one!

Today’s spotlight is on pre-loved and sustainability Queen Hannah. She hasn’t shopped fast fashion since July 2019, how incredible? Check out this beautiful poem she’s written one of her favourite shirts that’s been passed down from her Dad. So beautiful.

Photograph it, film it, write about it! Get involved this Fashion Revolution week and share your love story.

Fashion Revolution – Rhianna’s Love Story

Fashion Revolution day 2 and Charity Tuesday all mixed into one – winner! To celebrate, we have our second instalment of Fashion Love Stories, we are putting the spotlight on the clothes we already have and falling back in love with our wardrobe.

Today’s spotlight is on the effortlessly cool, sustainable stylist, and all round babe, Rhianna. She shares a super cute story about finding the confidence to wear exactly what she loves, and we couldn’t agree more!

Photograph it, film it, write about it! Get involved this Fashion Revolution week and share your love story.

Sneaker Thrifting is the New Frontier

Sneakers, trainers, kicks, runners or whatever you call them are probably not the first thing that come to your mind when you’re going on a thrifting adventure. But very much like thrifting for clothes, venturing into the world of thrifting for sneakers can be really interesting. Finding lost silhouettes of years gone by and maybe even finding a few pairs that are worth a few quid too.

Before you all rush out the door because of the new sneaker frontier I will tell you about later, I just want to give you a few tips of what to look out for the next time you go thrifting.

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ADDING A SPLASH OF VINTAGE TO YOUR EVERYDAY WARDROBE

Pulling your style and keeping it individual can be a challenge with more and more high street chain stores morphing and offering rail upon rail of similar looking stock.

Finding a pretty print, shirt or dress that can be paired with you favourite skinny jeans, coloured tights is a treasure hunt worth exploring. So many contemporary designers draw inspiration on past styles and prints, owning an original is priceless without the price tag to match.Read More »

Volunteering At Barnardo’s Vintage

A huge hello to everyone reading! My name is Alice, I’m 28, I love the Simpsons and adore all things vintage! In January 2015 I was having a difficult time with my mental health and wasn’t working. Enter: Barnardo’s Vintage! A Barnardo’s charity shop like no other.

At that time, I was living with my parents in their new house, down the road from Cheadle Village. A stroll out one day lead to my first visit to Barnardo’s Vintage; I decided almost instantly that volunteering there was something I would absolutely love to do. Why was that?  It seemed to be a place that had the ultimate escapism affect (I wasn’t wrong). The kitsch jewellery, children’s toys, balls of yarn – there was so much variety to take in. A fascinating place, laid out to perfection.Read More »

Embroidery Upcycle for Barnardo’s

Hi, I’m Laura from www.thriftylondoner.com, where I talk all things money saving- including lots of reviews of the best charity shops in London, with regular up-cycles and repairs that you can follow along with on Instagram @thriftylondoner.

Barnardo’s stores always feature high on my list as affordable, well organised places to find unique pre-loved clothing. One of my favourite Barnardo’s stores in London is in Brixton, but the store that has a special place in my heart is the dedicated Barnardo’s vintage store in Cheadle (you can follow them on Instagram @barnardos_vintage). If you live in Manchester or you are ever visiting- it’s a must-visit!

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Fall Back In Love With Your Wardrobe

Calling all fashionistas!

For those working from home it doesn’t mean wearing pyjamas all day (although a day here and there is definitely a treat!). No more pandemic sweat pants or lockdown lounge suits, it’s time to rediscover your wardrobe!

Why not riffle through your wardrobe, and re-discover those hidden gems. Whether this is through restyling, re-wearing, repairing or up-cycling, it’s time to fall in love with your wardrobe. Be sure to share your re-loved looks with us over on Instagram and tag us using #ReLovedWardrobe. We can’t wait to see what you put together.

Having a clear out? Be sure to pop those items to one side and donate them once our stores re-open. Somebody else will love those “not so you pieces”.

Want to share your top Barnardo’s looks with us and feature on The-Thrift? Comment below and we’ll get in touch!