Shelter Scotland is on a mission to encourage more people to discover the joys of shopping second-hand and extending the life of clothes this September with our ‘Resale Therapy’ campaign. Not only does this mean helping the environment, but also finding stylish looks, and in doing so, supporting Shelter Scotland in the fight for home where new government figures show record numbers of households are facing homelessness.

The total CO2 footprint of clothing in the UK in 2016 was 26.2 million tonnes, with 921,000 tonnes of textiles ending up in household residual waste in 2017. However, by doubling the life of clothes, greenhouse gas emissions can be lowered by 44%.  To help you make more conscious fashion choices this September, we’ve teamed up with makers to share tips and tricks to get the best out of charity shopping and run a clinic event to help shoppers upcycle, mend or alter clothes to prolong their life.

Drop by with your unloved outfits or pick up a second-hand treasure from our rails and learn how to restyle, customise and alter to breathe new life into old favourites.

Saturday 16th September
Motherwell shop, Unit 18 Brandon Parade, South Motherwell, Scotland
11am – 3pm
Hosted by Conor Blessing and Ros Williams
Sign up here

Whenever you shop with Shelter Scotland, all profits support essential work to defend the right to a safe home and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people and society. By donating to and shopping at our charity shops, you can support frontline services to continue providing free and expert help to anyone facing homelessness, as well as helping to campaign for lasting change.