Lindsey Lodge Launches REmade in their charity shops

3rd May 2024

Lindsey Lodge Launches REmade in their charity shops 

Remade is a brand new initiative launched by Lindsey Lodge, inspired by national campaign 'mend it may'.  The concept involves designers taking our clothes bagged as ‘not fit for sale’ and using their skills to repurpose them into fresh new designs to sell in-store. Not only does this give clothes a new lease of life, but it also allows our customers the opportunity to buy some exciting one off pieces to add to their wardrobe.   


 

Here at Lindsey Lodge we are particularly excited about giving local budding designers a chance to kick start their career as they can take a share of the profits, as well as helping to generate funds for Lindsey Lodge Hospice. Items will be easily spotted with the Remade by tags, featuring the name of the designer proudly for all to see.  

Head of Retail Amy Lowsley tells us more, 

“We are thrilled to launch REmade into our charity shops and cannot wait to see what fantastic designs land onto our shop floors.

Charity retail at it’s very essence is about finding individual bargains on the rails, REmade expands this concept bringing in unique designs that customers won’t be able to find anywhere else.

Who knows, we might just discover the next Stella McCartney starting with us in our charity shops.” 


 

The first designers to step up to the challenge come from local college John Leggott College. Megan Watson and Elise Hutchinson are studying Textiles, with an ambition to further their careers in the industry. The college answered our call to test out our new concept and were keen to give their students a chance to help us to pioneer this project. 

Megan said 

“We loved being a part of this challenge, it felt a little like something from The Great British Sewing Bee.

We took bags of clothes from the shop and I created this fantastic patchwork dress inspired by my grandma’s love of patchwork. We are so excited that people will be able to buy our creations in the shop, it would be really cool to see someone walking around in something I have made.

We still have lots of clothes left so we are going to keep making more things for the shop.” 

 



 

You can buy Megan and Elise’s designs from our Scunthorpe charity shop on Crosby Street from 1st May.  

 

We are on the lookout for more budding designers based in or near all of our Charity Shops to join our Remade designers and take up the challenge. All interested parties need to email Head of Retail Amy Lowsley with expressions of interest, amy.lowsley@nhs.net