Welcome to The Charity Shop Gift Card’s blog, dedicated to promoting sustainable living and encouraging positive change within our communities. Each month, we’ll be providing you with a comprehensive guide to events across the country that hopefully align with your interests and values. This month is the Second Hand September Special!  Every month, we’ll share a condensed version of the sustainability-focused event directory on our Instagram, but for the complete list, our blog is the place to be! We’ll continuously update the blogpost throughout the month as we discover more events, so don’t forget to bookmark the page and check back regularly! Additionally, if you’re organizing an event that you believe should be featured in our upcoming posts, please don’t hesitate to drop us a DM on our Instagram. Your contributions are greatly appreciated!

(Note: Please note that due to the dynamic nature of events, we recommend verifying the dates, times, and locations of each event before attending.)

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As it’s Second Hand September, this month will also have Sustainable Fashion Week! They have a week full of incredible sustainability focused events both online and at their hubs from Brighton to Bradford. Check out the full programme here.

01/09/23 – Plastic Recycling Workshops – collect it and melt it!
DOBA Studio 151 London Road Studio 6.06 Edinburgh EH7 6AE

02/09/23 – Hemel Hempstead Clothing Swap Shop
Everyone Active Park Road Hemel Hempstead HP1 1JS

02/09/23 – Mending Clinic (seems to be on every Saturday!)
The Glades, Bromley 64 High Street Plaistow, Bromley BR1 1DN

02/09/23 – Recycle or Dye Rebellious Outfit Workshop

02/09/23 – Loanhoad X Rooftop Film Club Sustainable Fashion Pop Up
Bussey Building 133 Rye Lane Block B Rooftop Unit B3.1 London SE15 4ST

02/09/23 – 03/09/23  vintage clothes pop up sale mens and womens
Free The Gallery , Top Floor, Haynes Lane Market Haynes Lane Down the Alleyway London SE19 3AN

02/09/23 – Bath’s Thrift Fair – The Retro Thrift Fair
Green Park Station Green Park Road Bath BA1 1JB

08/09/23 – Second Hand and Sustainable Clothing Department Store Pop-Up
178 Piccadilly London W1J 9EN

08/09/23 – Clothes Swap
Mercread Youth Centre Mercread Road Seaford BN25 1AB

09/09/23 – Second Hand September: Repair Cafe
St. Margaret’s House 21 Old Ford Road London E2 9PL

09/09/23 – The Reloved Club
1 Church Hill, Walthamstow, London, E17 3AB

09/09/23 – Upcycling Clinic – Shelter Kings Cross hosted by Dani Dawkins
King’s Cross Boutique, Coal Drops Yard Unit EV8, 1st Floor, London Stable Street London N1C 4DQ

09/09/23 – Make. Stitch. Play.
Lochwinnoch Park, Lochlip Road, PA12 4AF as part of the Lochwinnoch Feel Good Family Fun Day

10/09/23 – Make. Stitch. Play.
The Work Place, 39 High Street, Lochwinnoch, PA12 4AB

10/09/23 – Upcycling Clinic – Shelter Primrose Hill hosted by Susanna Mensah from Semsah fashion
Primrose Hill Community Shop 158 Regents Park Road London NW1 8XN

10/09/23 – Swap Don’t Shop – Manchester Autumn Edition
Frog and Bucket Comedy Club 102 Oldham Street Manchester M4 1LJ

11/09/23 –Meddle & Mend – Garment Repair & Upcycling Workshop

12/09/23 – Clothes Swap
Station South 975- 977 Stockport Road Off Crayfield Road Manchester M19 3NP

15/09/23 – Sustainable Wardrobe book launch, panel talk, and swap shop hosted by Sophie Benson
International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street Manchester M1 5BY

16/09/23 – Upcycling Clinic – Shelter Scotland Motherwell hosted by Conor Blessing and Ros Williams
Motherwell Shelter Scotland shop Unit 18 Brandon Parade South Motherwell ML1 1RB

16/09/23 – Reuse, Recycle Fashion Show and Sustainable Day
Centrale Shopping Centre 21 North End Croydon CR0 1TY

16/09/23 – Pre-Loved Sale
Pulborough Village Hall, Swan View Pulborough RH20 2BF

16/09/23 – Clothes Swap + Stitched Up Wardrobe Surgery
The Proud Place 49-51 Sidney Street Manchester M1 7HB

23/09/23 – Hillingdon Repair and Re-use: Repair Café
Botwell Green Sports and Leisure Centre East Avenue Hayes Town UB3 2HW

23/09/23 – Worcester Preloved Vintage Kilo
Worcester Guildhall, High St Worcester WR1 2EY

23/09/23 – Clothes Swap at St Paul’s Church
Chamberlayne Road Bursledon SO31 8DT

23/09/23 – Second Hand September
Oakfield Flower Gardens Oakfield Road Cwmbran NP44 3EX

23/09/23 – Upcycling Clinic – Shelter Hampstead Heath hosted by Penny Salman
Boutique by Shelter, Hampstead Heath 57 South End Road London NW3 2QB

24/09/23 – Clothes-mending workshop
Beaulieu Community Centre 17 Centenary Way Beaulieu Square Chelmsford CM1 6AU

25/09/23 – Repair What You Wear with SHRUB Coop
National Library of Scotland George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EW

25/09/23 – 01/10/23 – Together Trust Pop-Up Fashion Shop in Merseyway
Merseyway Stockport Town Centre SK1 1PD

28/09/23 – Strut’Walk – Sustainable Fashion Week Silent Disco Walk – Dress 4 Yourself!
The Bone Yard Shipping Container Studios Paper Mill Road Cardiff CF11 8DH

28/09/23 – Re-Bourne Sewing Workshop-Sustainable Fashion Week
The Old School House Boscombe Gladstone Road East Bournemouth BH7 6BG

30/09/23 – Freehand-Embroidery Garment Customisation and Repair
81b Stoke Newington Road London N16 8AD

30/09/23 – Charity Festival Swap & Shop
SCD – Sutton Community Dance Saint Nicholas Way Sutton SM1 1AX

Know of an event happening near you that’s not on our list? Drop us a DM!