Fashion Revolution – Chloe’s Love Story

Fashion Revolution day 5! To celebrate, we have our fifth instalment of Fashion Love Stories!

Today’s spotlight is on second-hand enthusiast and serial outfit repeater Chloe. We are head over heels in love with this cowboy boots she picked up in a charity shop, truly stomping all over fast fashion.

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

Earth Day 2022 Q&A

Earth Day 2022 is here and the perfect time to act, innovate and implement changes. This year’s theme is “invest in our planet” and we wanted to take this time to share what we are doing here at Barnardo’s to look after our lovely planet. We are so excited to introduce our Sustainability Manager, Abi, to explain a little further about the work we are doing. Over to Abi!

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Fashion Revolution Week – Emma Carline’s Story

Fashion Revolution Week Day 4 is here!

Next up in our Fashion Love Stories series is the effortlessly stylish Emma Carline, sustainable fashion, lifestyle and style queen and digital creator. Pre-loved clothes are such a huge part of content and we are obsessed. Check out the below love story of a piece in her wardrobe that’s 5 years old.

“RE-WEARING is COoL! 

HEY I’m Emma Carline and today I want to talk to you about rewearing your clothes, EVEN those statement pieces you don’t think you’ll wear again. 

I was searching through my archive, and I came across these images and knew instantly that I needed to re-wear this top! 

I thrifted it at least 5 YEARS AGO! & it is still in my wardrobe. I wear it every summer, it’s truly timeless! 

This item of clothing, as well as many others in my wardrobe hold a story and a meaning. For instance, I remember wearing this top to Parklife festival in 2018! I remember dancing, lauging, smiling and joking with my friends. I made some amazing memories in this top, and I will continue to do so over many more.

Just because you’ve worn something to a festival or ” big event ” doesn’t mean that you can’t wear it again! I know it takes away a lot of the wearability, but we buy clothes to WEAR them. Not just to display them once, but truly LIVE in them. So make them memories, and hand me downs for future generations – and share those memories with them.

 So don’t be afraid to re-wear! Honestly, it’s one of the coolest things you can do. For you and the planet.”

These are the kind of love stories we love to hear and see, so why not get involved and tell you own? Photograph it, film it, write about it! Get involved this Fashion Revolution week and share your love story.

Fashion Revolution – Vanessa’s Love Story

Fashion Revolution week, day 3 is here!

Next up in or fashion love stories series is the fab Vanessa. A charity shopping queen and co-creator of #charityshoppingaddict and #charityshoppingchallenge. Check out this beautiful blazer she picked up at her local Barnardo’s for just £3’s, yes you heard right! See how easy it is to style the blazer from a casual day outfit to a night on the tiles. Proof that clothes are made to be worn repeatedly.

These are the kind of love stories we love to hear and see, so why not get involved and tell your own? Photograph it, film it, write about it! Get involved this Fashion Revolution week and share your love story.

Fashion Revolution – Laura’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 self-proclaimed vintage clothes addict, Laura. She shares just some of the reasons she loves her vintage jumper she picked up in Barnardo’s. We might be biased, but we think it’s super cute!

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

Fashion Revolution Week – Amy’s Love Story

It’s Fashion Revolution Week and we are so excited to celebrate all things pre-loved fashion.

All this week we are going to be sharing clothes love stories. Our amazing community on Instagram are forever styling up pre-loved pieces and we want to celebrate them all through-out Fashion Revolution Week. It’s time to fall back in love with our clothes by re-wearing what’s in your wardrobe, swapping with friends or shopping at your local Barnardo’s store. Loved clothes last!

First up in this week’s series is Amy, self-love and positivity queen and mid-size thrifted fashion lover. Check out her love story series all week over on our Instagram featuring her favourite pieces. Bonus, she has styled them up for us too!

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

Repair Week – Old Socks to Hand Warmers

It’s day 2 of London Recycles, Repair Week and do we have a treat for you. Today the super creative Handmade By Holly has the perfect up-cycle idea for old socks. Yes, you heard right, old socks. Check out the video below and the easy 5 step guide. What are you waiting for? It’s time to get creative!

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Repair Week – How To Hem Trousers

It’s London Recycles Repair Week and we are so excited to be part of it. We are delighted to have teamed up with some of our amazing Instagram followers. We will be sharing exclusive content curated with them, think easy repairs, on-trend up-cycling ideas and more.

First up is slow-fashionista, Thrifty Work with a short video on how to hem. The perfect skill to transform your favourite pair of trousers. Be sure to follow the blog and our Instagram this week so see what else has been created! For more information on Repair Week head over to London Recycles and get involved.

Top Barnardo’s Finds of the Week

The weekend is nearly upon us, so why not treat yourself to something at your local Barnardo’s? It’s shopping that is guaranteed to make you look and feel fabulous! Keep scrolling to see what pre-loved finds we love this week.

The cold weather is still upon us, and we are head over heels in love with knits. The key here is to embrace the comfy cosy homespun feel of the knits while letting it do all the talking. It’s perfect for those days you want to inject a little bit of colour and pizzazz into your outfit. Sam embraces this trend perfectly by pairing it with some distressed jeans and a leather jacket (which we adore) for an edgier feel.

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Partywear Season Is Here

Let’s get this party started!

Whether you jump at the chance to get dressed up or would rather spend your evenings curled up on the sofa, there’s no getting away from the fact that party season is here. We must admit, we are pretty excited.

This year might look a little different restriction depending but we are super excited to prepare for all the festivities none the less. Whether it’s a Christmas work party, dinner with family or simply partying the night away, with your mates, we’ve got you sorted. It’s also a great opportunity to really glam up, because it’s the one time of the year when ‘less does not mean more’, right?

Even better, by shopping at Barnardo’s you’re preventing textiles from ending up in landfill and looking glam while you do it!

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