Charity Super.Mkt’s national expansion shows no signs of slowing down, in fact the UK’s first multi-charity shop has now hit £1 million in sales and at the end of September opened its latest pop-up shop in Bluewater Shopping Centre, Kent.
Co-founded by TRAID CEO Maria Chenoweth and Wayne Hemingway, Charity Super.Mkt first came onto the secondhand shopping scene in January of this year, beginning with a 6-week term in North London’s Brent Cross Shopping Centre. Now with six national locations under its belt and over 101,000 secondhand items sold, Charity Super.Mkt’s initial overnight success has proven it is here to stay.
As a UK-first business that brought charities to retail together for the first time, the results for both local communities and charities have been spectacular. We have used the proceeds from our inclusion in Charity Super.Mkt to support our newest project that provides educational scholarships for the children of waste pickers on the landfill site of Matuail, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Find out more about this project. Likewise, other charities such as Marie Curie have been able to fund 3,000 hours of nursing care or over 2,600 hours of bereavement support calls and Shelter has funded an emergency helpline for 15 days, answering around 1,700 urgent calls.
TRAID CEO and Co-founder Maria Chenoweth, commented: “My career and ambition has always been to promote secondhand fashion as the most impactful way to dress ourselves. The creation of Charity Super.Mkt has brought charity retailers into mainstream retail, gaining locations that would have otherwise been inaccessible.”
Find TRAID and other brilliant charities across Charity Super.Mkt’s pop-ups, now retailing at:
Bluewater Shopping Centre – Kent – until Sunday 5th November
Cabot Circus – Bristol – until Tuesday 31st October
St James’ Quarter – Edinburgh – reopens Thursday 5th October