After months of lockdowns, restricted movement and living in the same three pairs of PJ’s a lot of us have found that our clothing needs have changed. As such, many of us have had big wardrobe clear outs or have put the job off, knowing it is in desperate need of doing! Naomi, our Brand Communications Manager, cat lover and on-set stylist was inspired by her own lockdown experience of constant cleaning, clear outs and having no where to take her unwanted clothes because charity shops were shut. Many of us at Weird Fish still had that big bag of clothes chilling out at home.

Naomi is a HUGE fan of charity shops and you’ll often find her rocking some awesome gems she has found in local charity shops. Her love of charity shops not only stems from her love of finding something unique and quirky, but to be a sustainable consumer. At Weird Fish, sustainability is really important to us as a brand, so it is no surprise that we all have this ingrained in our DNA.

When Naomi suggested to the Weird Fish team, we were all keen to get involved and help out, though in theory Naomi was helping us get our wardrobes sorted and let us have our cake and eat it too! With lots of us having hobbies and interests in baking, gardening and reading, there were plenty of offers of donations off the bat.

Weird Fish offered a room at our head office in Tewkesbury to host the event and also donated some factory samples that people could get their hands on too!

Our chosen charity for this event was The RSPB, they are one of our charity partners, therefore seemed to be the perfect charity to raise funds for with this event. As of 20th August 2021 we had raised £455 and we have a pop up charity shop in our canteen in hopes of trying to raise even more money!

I want to make it really easy for everyone to be able to donate to the charity, and keep everything contactless, so instead of pricing everything we will be offering an honesty policy and QR codes, so people can donate what they feel the items they are taking home are worth, and they can just scan a QR code on the day and donate directly to the charity.

Naomi, Brand Communications Manager

At the end of the day things that did not sell through Naomi’s Charity Clothes Swap and Cake Sale event were donated to charity, so this turned out to be a great way to clear out our wardrobes, bake some goodies, have fun and help out our chosen charity, The RSPB.