Fashion Revolution Week – Soph’s Love Story

Fashion Revolution Week Day 4 is here!

Next up in our Fashion Love Stories series is the gorgeous Soph, effortlessly stylish and an absolute charity shop queen. With so many beautiful pre-loved pieces to chose from, check out just one of her clothes love stories below.

“The jacket and skirt are items that I had looked around for, for so long, as they originally sold out on ASOS and Nasty Gal. The skirt was £90 on ASOS but I managed to get my hands on it for £15 on a for sale site – and it was brand new with tags. The Nasty Gal star jacket, I picked up for £5! The outfit gives me major Debbie Harry vibes, and as she’s one of my forever style icons, I’ll always take inspiration from her.

When looking around at the charity shops, my main tips are to look around in all sections, even the men’s! I’ve bought small jackets before from the men’s section that are amazing and would’ve cost a fortune in shops. I’d also say, don’t just limit yourself to your own size, look around in all size sections as every brand fits differently, and especially for vintage pieces – the sizing has changed so much on women’s clothing in particular over the decades, labels won’t always be correct.”

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 – 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.

Barnardo’s Yoga Collection

Working out at home has become the new norm with our living rooms transforming into our very own gym! And, we think it’s time to treat yourself to the basics. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Our vegan yoga collection is perfect, with beautiful designs, high grip bio-rubber backing and a beautiful suede feel, perfect for those who like to work hard.

We were super excited to see the collection featured in Cassie Fairy’s latest blog. Cassie has been looking for the perfect natural yoga gear for beginners. Be sure to head over to Cassie’s blog for a full review.

You can also shop the full collection over on our online shop now – we hope you love it as much as we do.

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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We’ve Got Christmas All Wrapped Up!

Christmas is just around the corner and while things may look a little different this year we think it’s even more important to make it extra special. It’s time to sprinkle some sustainable Christmas dust on things and create all of those festive feels and stepping into a more eco-friendly Christmas.

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Crochet Love.

Hello everyone! My name is Stevie and today I wanted to share a little bit about how I got into crocheting my own clothing and how charity shopping ties in with that! I’m a huge fan of shopping pre-loved and have been buying from charity shops for years but recently, I’ve got more and more into up-cycling, DIY projects and making my own clothing – crochet being my main craft of choice!

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Recycle Week Up-Cycles

Recycle Week is in full swing and we wanted to get involved. We set some fabulous thrifty bloggers an up-cycling challenge with some pre-loved pieces found in-store. Be sure to follow the blog and our Instagram this week so see what they created!

Today we have the lovely Hannah guest blogging. Keep scrolling and see her creation.

I saw this shirt in Barnardo’s and loved, loved, loved the colours of the check. Just the right amount of autumnal. Rather than just keeping it as a normal shirt I decided to add a ruffle to jazz it up a little.

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My first ever time shopping at Barnardo’s.

Before we get stuck in I will quickly introduce myself, I’m Eva (evagoesthrifting) and I have been kindly invited to guest blog post for The-Thrift. I have been shopping in charity shops for years but I officially started boycotting fast fashion in February 2019. However, I had never shopped at Barnardo’s before. This wasn’t out of choice but due to the fact there wasn’t one in Cheltenham where I have been living for the last 3 years and the one in York is on the other side of town (I sound lazy, I know).

Since I was asked to write a blog post, I have been racking my brain thinking about what to write about. I thought  it would be fun to head over to the Barnardo’s in York and see what it was all about. I combined this visit with dropping off a hefty donation of clothes and other household bits. The ladies running the shop that day were very grateful and so welcoming (please remember to donate your pre-loved things if they’re in good condition). We soon began chatting and I let them know what I was guest blogging and they let me roam the shop and take photos of basically everything.

Once I had a good look around I went to the changing room armed with lots of options . Not everything in my selection suited me but the shop has two changing rooms, and I felt like I had plenty of freedom to try clothes on and didn’t feel pressured to buy without trying. I hope that people who don’t yet shop in charity shops realise that most charity shops will have a changing room. I wonder whether people might feel put off from buying if they think they can’t try the clothes on. I hope this piece of information might encourage someone to start shopping pre-loved.

Here are the pieces I loved and took home with me.

Bardot Top

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