The children’s charity Barnardo’s launches a new book One of a Kind in its Brixton shop, available from Saturday 9 June. It has teamed up with London College of Fashion MA students to show the many unique looks that shoppers in its stores can create in its new One of a Kind summer trend book.
Launched in Spring 2017 to highlight the potential of pre-loved items in Barnardo’s stores, the Summer 2018 edition now features both men and women in its drive to inspire fashion lovers to consider charity shops. Barnardo’s has also teamed up with global fashion movement Fashion Revolution to educate shoppers about the damaging effects textiles have on the environment and fashion industry.
Fashion Revolution recently held an Open Studio at Barnardo’s Brixton store, where guests could learn how to upcycle and customise pre-loved clothes to breathe new life into the garment and extend its use.
Extending the life of clothing by a further nine months would reduce carbon, waste and water footprints by around 20-30%, so by shopping pre-loved you are helping the environment as well as helping to change the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people.
Barnardo’s chief executive Javed Khan said:“Shopping at Barnardo’s helps us achieve our goal to reach and support even more vulnerable children, young people, parents and carers across the UK. We have 700 plus shops across the UK, each of them raising funds that go towards our vital services. We hope our new trend book will continue to inspire and encourage people to visit their local Barnardo’s shop.”
Copies of the Summer 2018 One of Kind trend book will be available in your local Barnardo’s store from Saturday, 9 June. Find your local branch at www.barnardos.org.uk/shop