2019's biggest trend is secondhand homewares

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2019's biggest trend is secondhand homewares


Kicking off a new sustainable homewares campaign, is Barnardo's. The charity want you to think secondhand when it comes to homewares and it's created a stylish homewares edit to help.

    Georgina Wilson-Powell

    Fri 1 Feb 2019

    Not only are charity shops full to bursting with items that people have decided didn't spark joy for them (thanks to Netflix's Marie Kondo) but today kicks off a nationwide campaign from Barnardo's for Pre-Loevd Homewares.

    The make do and mend and buy secondhand spirit have really taken hold in 2019 and it's something we can fully get behind (we LOVE a charity shop expedition). From this week all 710 Barnardo's will be stocked with stylish homewares that reflect the latest trends. The charity has also produced a Homeware Edit booklet for some secondhand inspiration.

    Sustainable homeswares campaign at Barnados

    Charity shop Barnado's are styling up sustainable homewares for you to pick up at bargain prices

    Barnardo’s Chief Executive, Javed Khan: “Our Homeware Edit celebrates the fantastic range of quality and unique homeware in our shops. Choosing pre-loved furniture and accessories is an affordable and sustainable way to personalise your home.

    All profits from Barnardo’s shops go towards transforming the lives of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children, young people, parents and carers across the UK.”

    3 quick reminders of why you should head to Barnardo's for secondhand homewares

    • It's sustainable. New homewares can be expensive, involve harmful chemicals in production, their carbon footprint can be significant and if unloved they might end up in landfill. Buying pre-loved homewares from Barnardo’s stores is sustainable and supports Barnardo’s work helping vulnerable children, young  people, carers and families in the UK.
    • Affordable. Need a few more plates, a mixing bowl, water jug or something equally practical? Buying secondhand from a charity shop is much cheaper than buying new.
    • Pick up something vintage. Nothing beats the sheer delight of finding something retro, boho or vintage that you can't buy in normal shops. Here's to dancing on the inside when you find a vintage homewares bargain.

    Want to shop more vintage? Check out our expert fashion guide to shopping vintage here.

    Find your local Barnardo's here.

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