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Fitness label Lorna Jane partners with Salvation Army in new ‘swap shop’ initiative
| 30 June 2016

Fitness label Lorna Jane has teamed up with The Salvation Army to activate a ‘swap shop’ initiative in London. The already successful ‘swap shop’ activation has previously been launched in Australia and the USA where the initiative helps The Salvation Army raise money to support the most vulnerable people in communities.

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We team up with the fashion creators of the future
| 28 June 2016

You might remember in May we began a project with the famous arts college, Central Saint Martins. Second year students from the BA Fashion Communication & Promotion and BA Fashion Knitwear courses were tasked with creating a collection of fashion concepts using textiles selected from half a tonne of donated fabrics.

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A Guide to the 20s
| 22 June 2016

Fashion certainly changes over time (and sometimes we should be grateful for that!) But sometimes it’s fun to look back over the years to see how styles change and trends come and go. A lot of modern fashion is based on previous eras so knowing how to nail the looks of days gone by can give you clues on today’s trends. We’ve put together a guide to the decades, from 1920s to 1990s, using clothing found in our very own stores to demonstrate some of the highlights of the past.

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Crowd welcomes Salvation Army’s newest charity shop in Retford
| 17 June 2016

The rain held off in Retford yesterday as a crowd of shoppers gathered to welcome the new Salvation Army charity shop. The doors were officially opened at 10.30am (Thursday 16 June) by the charity’s Major Ray Mackereth at 19 Carolgate.

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Altrincham offers warm welcome to new Salvation Army charity shop
| 16 June 2016

The Salvation Army opened its latest charity shop in Altrincham this week. The doors were officially opened by the charity’s Divisional Commander, Major Alan Watters, at 10.30am on Wednesday 15 June at 101 George Street. 

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Get ready to be inspired by our volunteers
| 10 June 2016

From 1 to 12 June marks the annual National Volunteers’ Week, which celebrates and recognises the value of volunteers across the UK. Here, we are celebrating some of our own amazing volunteers by telling their stories. Get ready to be inspired!

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Partnership with Campus Living Villages calls for university students to recycle and raise funds
| 08 June 2016

University students across the UK are being called upon to recycle their unwanted items thanks to a partnership between university accommodation provider Campus Living Villages and Salvation Army Trading Company.

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Aled Jones helps us celebrate National Volunteers' Week
| 07 June 2016

Customers at our Walton-on-Thames charity shop got a surprise when they found singer and presenter, Aled Jones, behind the till yesterday (Monday 6 June). 

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First ever retail park Salvation Army charity shop opens in Langley Mill
| 06 June 2016

The Salvation Army opened its latest charity shop in Langley Mill last week. Located at 7 The Acorn Shopping Centre, this is the first time the charity has opened a shop on a retail park.

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Aled Jones rolls up his sleeves in support of shop volunteer appeal
| 01 June 2016

Much-loved singer and presenter, Aled Jones, is showing his support for The Salvation Army’s appeal for volunteers by rolling up his sleeves and giving his time at the charity’s Walton-on-Thames shop on Monday 6 June.

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Glaitness School children first in Orkney Islands to recycle for Salvation Army
| 23 May 2016

Glaitness School in the Orkney Islands town of Kirkwall has teamed up with Salvation Army Trading Company to join a recycling scheme. The children at the school were the first in Orkney to partner with the charity, which will see them donate their unwanted clothes, shoes and other textile items to help raise money for their school as well as The Salvation Army.

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A new life for end-of-life textiles
| 20 May 2016

Last week, we headed to the internationally renowned and critically acclaimed arts college, Central Saint Martins, to meet groups of second year BA Fashion Communication & Promotion and BA Fashion Knitwear students. We’re delighted to be working with the college again this year on a design project, which aims to create fashion concepts from donated materials, giving new life to seemingly end-of-life clothes. 

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