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Traid CEO Maria Chenoweth on why we need to rethink Christmas. We have to get one thing straight. Our planet can no longer afford mass shopping sprees such as Black Friday, Halloween, Valentines, Easter and Christmas, where people working in exploitative conditions produce even more things we don’t need.  These seasonal events are contributing to the irreversible ecological breakdown of…
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TRAID read with interest the latest survey from WRAP about UK citizen's behaviours in relation to clothes clear-outs during lockdown. There are some really positive findings. Two in five citizens (41%) cleared their clothes during lockdown with most storing those items at home ready to donate to charities. It also found that more people than ever are concerned about the…
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TRAID charity shops have been closed since March when we went into lockdown and so, it was with some delight that we greeted the recent announcement that non-essential shops - including our charity shops - could reopen. Nevertheless, the reality of emerging from this state of suspended animation is trickier and less certain than it was going in to lockdown.…
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