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'£45,000' A Year: Your Unwanted Items Could Cost A Second Hand Shop A Fortune

May 2, 2024

'£45,000' A Year: Your Unwanted Items Could Cost A Second Hand Shop A Fortune

The good intentions are there, but dumping damaged or poor quality items on your local charity shop could be costing...
Is a Second Hand Clothing Business Profitable - And Does That Matter?

Mar 23, 2024

Is a Second Hand Clothing Business Profitable - And Does That Matter?

Second hand fashion is no longer a taboo and wearing "charity shop clothes" is no longer an insult, it's a positive f...
Supporting Amazing Women-Led Small Businesses in the North East on International Women's Day 2024

Mar 6, 2024

Supporting Amazing Women-Led Small Businesses in the North East on International Women's Day 2024

What better day to celebrate our local women-led small businesses and organisations than International Women's Day 20...
What is Doom Spending?

Feb 26, 2024

What is Doom Spending?

You've probably heard of doom scrolling, but what exactly is doom spending? With the increased costs of living, it ca...
What to Do With Old Socks in the UK

Feb 20, 2024

What to Do With Old Socks in the UK

One of the oldest pair of socks found in existence were Romano-Egyptian and made from red wool, with a split toe for ...
Love Is The Most Powerful Solution to the Climate Crisis

Feb 11, 2024

Love Is The Most Powerful Solution to the Climate Crisis

I'm stood in a bustling crowd at a To Kill A King (TKAK) reunion gig in London, watching as frontman Ralph takes in t...
green heart shop window on gateshead high street

Jan 20, 2024

'What Is #BuyNothingNewMonth?': From a Fashion Perspective

#BuyNothingNewMonth is an awareness campaign by Keep Britain Tidy, encouraging UK citizens to avoid buying any new it...
The Ebay Vinted Tax: Should You Let It Stop You Clearing Out Your Wardrobe?

Jan 14, 2024

The Ebay Vinted Tax: Should You Let It Stop You Clearing Out Your Wardrobe?

If you were thinking about clearing out your unwanted clothes, you may also need to think about tax.  From 1st Januar...
Green Heart Collective Wins Best Emerging Second Hand Enterprise 2023 Award

Jan 2, 2024

Green Heart Collective Wins Best Emerging Second Hand Enterprise 2023 Award

PRESS RELEASE  - FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION  Gateshead-based social enterprise Green Heart Collective wins “Best Emerg...
What Could Happen if Sending Unsold Clothes to Landfill was Banned?

Dec 19, 2023

What Could Happen if Sending Unsold Clothes to Landfill was Banned?

Imagine what could happen if we BANNED unsold clothing from going to landfill? Well that's exactly what the European...
Upcycled floral top and children's dress

Nov 18, 2023

Zero Waste Sewing Project Inspiration: Transformation Challenge 2023

We all find ourselves daydreaming about the next sewing project we have in mind. But often the motivation wanes or an...
Preloved gifts on a table ready for Christmas shoppers in Gateshead

Nov 9, 2023

Discover the Joy of Giving Preloved This Christmas

Give, give, give: this fast-approaching festive season is all about the giving of ourselves: our money, our mindshare...
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