Monday, 13 October 2014

Little Shop, Little Swap Of Horrors! New Pop-Up Oxfam Store.

New Pop-Up Halloween shop from Oxfam 

To celebrate Halloween, Marks & Spencer (M&S) is launching the Little Shwop of Horrors, a pop-up store in collaboration with Oxfam as part of its Plan A programme, which aims to give clothes an afterlife of their own. 

M&S and Oxfam’s Shwopping collaboration urges shoppers to donate, or ‘shwop’, an unwanted item of clothing that will go on to be re-sold, re-used or recycled by Oxfam, cutting waste while raising much-needed funds for the charity. 
  • Shwopping is about bringing an old item of clothing into an M&S store with you (even if it’s not from M&S) each time you come to buy something new. You can put your old items into a ‘Shwop Drop’ box (you’ll find these by the tills in most M&S stores). All clothing goes to our partners Oxfam, and they'll either resell it in one of their stores or on their website, forward it on to those who need it in the Third World, or recycle the fibres to make new material (which businesses like M&S can make into new clothes). Absolutely nothing goes to landfill. Oxfam will use the money raised to help people around the world overcome poverty
    Joanna Lumley will open the Little Shwop of Horrors, which will be live from October 28 to 29 – This one-off secondhand store will sell a selection of ghoulish garments donated by the UK public and a selection of celebrities. This will take place at Marble Arch M&SSince its launch in April 2012, Oxfam has received 8.9 million items of clothing thanks to Shwopping, worth an estimated £5.9 million for the charity. All money raised by Shwopping is used to support Oxfam’s projects around the world working to alleviate poverty.

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