Mary Portas is the renowned 'Queen of shops' and has consulted for huge retail names like Harvey Nichols. You may have seen her face on TV as she goes out and rescues failing stores, but this latest project is her biggest challenge yet. Shopping Neutral is the goal being led by Mary in association with Grazia magazine. The idea is that every time you go shopping, you take your old clothes with you to donate. It keeps your closet clean and the charity shops stocked with quality merchandise.
Mary needs your donations
For the launch of this campaign, Grazia are asking members of the public to donate items with a resale value of at least £5. It can be men's, women's or children's clothes, bric-a-brac, books and accessories. From 4 June for three weeks, Grazia and Mary Portas will be running a pop-up charity shop in The Village at Westfield London, sitting alongside high fashion and designer names. Money raised from this project will go to Save the Children whose work benefits children all over the world.
You don't have to stop shopping, just make sure you are giving something back too. We can all help and lend some support to the charity and those volunteers who offer their time to run shops all over the country.