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OPINION: Fast fashion is out, sustainable shopping is in - North Devon Hospice

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Fast fashion is out. Sustainable fashion is in. That’s all you need to know about this season’s trends.

In fact, that’s all we should be thinking about from now on when it comes to our shopping habits.

Sure, it’s easy to be seduced by a brand-new top for just a few quid. But when it’s only good enough to be worn a handful of times, and will likely languish unloved in an ever-burgeoning wardrobe, it really isn’t worth it (especially when you consider the environmental and human cost of fast fashion).

New Barnstaple Shop
New Barnstaple Shop

However, I fully appreciate that the price tag of such garments are incredibly seductive, especially in these tough economic times. That’s why I am so incredibly proud of the great value (but, crucially, excellent quality) fashion that we are able to offer in North Devon Hospice’s shops.

Charity shopping is sustainable shopping, because we are giving a new lease of life to high quality clothes and other items, reducing waste and reducing impact on the environment. Best of all, you can pick up incredible bargains with top quality clothes on offer for a fraction of their original price. It’s a great way to combat the rising costs we’re seeing in all areas of life, but without resorting to disposable fashion.

Charity shopping is an increasingly popular trend and is becoming a real art form. We see customers who put amazing outfits together from the rails in our shops, really modern looks as well as retro classics. The variety in our shops is incredible, and each item is unique.

New Barnstaple Shop
New Barnstaple Shop

However, I’d argue that the best thing about buying from North Devon Hospice’s charity shops, is that each item your purchase will not only make you look good, but also feel good too. Every pound raised through our shops helps local people who are facing a life-limiting illness. Every purchase could fund a beautiful moment of care for a cancer patient, or a much-needed bit of support for their struggling family member.

North Devon Hospice has charity shops in every town in the area, so there’s one close to you. Make a sustainable choice next time you visit your High Street and come pay us a visit.

Written by Amanda Shearing, Head of Retail at North Devon Hospice

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