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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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Beyond Black Friday

28 / 11 / 19
Black Friday. A day when unbridled consumption is fetishised and celebrated. When what we buy isn’t about need or utility, but bargain basement prices. When crowds brawling over heavily discounted goods goes viral and is treated as entertainment. A refuse truck dumps waste at a landfill site ©Leigh McAlea As awareness of the climate emergency grows, the gap between the…
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We wanted to share the secondhandfirst stories behind our pre-loved clothes. Why? Because there are numerous reasons why we choose second-hand and more often than not, you'd really have no idea if someone was wearing something sourced from a charity or vintage shop, borrowed or scavenged from a friend or family members wardrobe, or repaired to within an inch of…
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