Words by Abi Scaife
Marks & Spencer is offering a great deal for parents on children’s clothes - and a chance to clear out some hand-me-downs.
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The new trade-in scheme from M&S is designed to help families with young children afford clothes amidst the cost-of-living crisis.
Thanks to the new scheme, families will be able to trade in old school uniforms that no longer fit, and in return receive money off new clothes.
Where do the uniforms go?
The old school uniforms will go to the charity, Oxfam, to be sold as part of their high street chain, or on their brand new back-to-school eBay shop.
Plus, M&S has committed to freezing the price of school uniforms for the third year in a row, to help families with necessities.
The collab is a win-win for families, who are struggling with the current economic crisis, for Oxfam and for the environment, giving clothing that would otherwise go to waste a longer life.
At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.
Fashion Revolution. This is a charity campaigning passionately for a clean, safe, fair, transparent and accountable fashion industry. Learn more here.
Remake. This is a global non-profit advocacy organisation fighting for fair pay and climate justice in the clothing industry. Find out more here.
Global Fashion Agenda. This is a non-profit which is accelerating impact to create a net positive fashion industry. Support them here.