Oxfam launches first UK online charity shop
Oxfam has today launched the first online charity shop in Britain, aiming to generate £2 million a year to combat poverty and suffering.
The online shop will have an initial 50,000 items going on sale including clothes, books, music, household goods and collector’s items, offering buyers to purchase one-offs and re-used items.
Everything from Armani, Diesel and Frank Usher clothing to a signed first edition of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons for £1,000 are up for sale.
Recognising the trend for recycling items, Oxfam’s latest move in ethical retailing will also include over 100 new Fair Trade goods including jewellery, chocolate and coffee.
Oxfam director Barbara Stocking said: ‘Oxfam has pioneered in ethical shopping since opening its first shop selling donated items.’
She added: ‘This is the one website where customers will know that all their purchases will directly support Oxfam working with people in poverty across the world.’