A former traditional cabinet maker is using the skills he honed during his working life to repay the support of The Salvation Army. Gordon Wallace, from Glasgow, is a volunteer at the church and charity’s Dumbarton Road shop where he rescues and repairs pieces of furniture that would otherwise end up in landfill.
A new initiative set up between Lloyds Banking Group and Salvation Army Trading Company is set to save old, worn and outdated careerwear from landfill across the UK. The Group is working with The Salvation Army to provide staff with a service that will see old careerwear recycled from more than 2,000 branches and offices, including those of Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and Halifax.
Last week The Salvation Army opened the latest in its family of charity shops in the seaside Essex town of Canvey Island. Local shoppers warmly welcomed the new arrival as the shop celebrated its grand opening at 45 Furtherwick Road on Thursday 31 March.
Saturday 9 April: learn how to give clothes a new lease of life
The Salvation Army’s flagship Glasgow charity shop on Dumbarton Road will host two free design workshops with celebrated designers, Black Cherry Studio. Maxine and Jemma, the talented Scottish duo behind the design label, will be hosting two two-hour workshops on Saturday 9 April. Members of the public will learn how to give clothes a new lease of life by applying simple print design techniques.
Fashion-savvy shoppers welcomed the opening of the North West’s first Salvation Army boutique charity shop with huge enthusiasm this week. Officially opened at 10.30am on Tuesday 15th March by The Salvation Army’s Major Alan Watters, fashionistas of Wilmslow were lining up to get their hands on some amazing designer item offers as the doors to the new boutique shop opened on Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire.
Former Miss Scotland and Miss United Kingdom (2010) Nicola Mimnagh, modelled specially-created Zero Waste fashion collections in Glasgow on 15 March, in the window of the Salvation Army Trading Company’s flagship store in Dumbarton Road. Two Scottish designers have transformed unwanted clothing donated to the charity into striking high-fashion collections challenging perceptions of textile waste.
Julia Carruthers, manager of the Salvation Army’s boutique charity shop in Bruntsfield Place, has curated a collection of preloved fashion items for a catwalk show taking place in the iconic Edinburgh City Chambers. The collection will be shown on the final evening of Edinburgh Fashion Week (Saturday 12 March) as part of a celebration of charity shop fashion.
Croydon celebrated the opening of a new Salvation Army Trading Company charity shop as it welcomed its first customers to the brand new store at 249 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon on the 4th February.
Shoppers in Leamington Spa flocked to the new Salvation Army charity shop at 136 The Parade as it opened its doors to the public for the first time.
EDF Energy Barnwood in Gloucester has shown how recycling can do the power of good by raising hundreds of pounds through the donation of unwanted clothes, shoes and textile items to The Salvation Army. Over the course of just two weeks, colleagues and their families collected so much clothing that The Salvation Army had to make two collections from the site!
If Christmas is the season for giving, charity shop teams for The Salvation Army are urging Brits to consider giving back in January by clearing out their cupboards for charity. Research by the charity found that we each get at least three gifts we don’t want at Christmas, with over 40 per cent of these ending up at the bottom of our cupboards*. With this in mind, The Salvation Army is asking people to simply donate any unwanted items to charity in the New Year.
Shoppers and budding volunteers in Brownhills gathered outside the new high street Salvation Army charity shop on Thursday 17th December as it opened its doors to the public for the first time.