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Harrods and Anthropologie join charity stock donation program


Under this program, partner brands such as Harrods, Hugo Boss, Phase Eight, Anthropologie, Daks, Wolverine Worldwide and Robert Todd donate unused and unwanted inventory to the charity, which is then sold through its network of stores in the UK.

Donations range from samples, customer returns or stock from previous seasons, with all sales going to fund the hospice for end-of-life care.

Over the past five years, Royal Trinity Hospice has raised over £2.5million through the sale of donated shares and over £1million has been raised in 2021.

In 2021, more than 40 new brands signed up for the program and the association invites more companies to become partners.

Lauren Bloomfield, Assistant Buyer at Phase Eight, said of the scheme: “As a business, Phase Eight supports many charities across the UK, and our partnership with Royal Trinity Hospice and their team is extremely special. for us.

“We chose Trinity because they are so passionate about helping the environment, which is in line with our company goals. We are proud to donate our samples to Trinity, supporting the incredible work the hospice does to offer to families and individuals the end of As a brand, we are committed to taking responsibility for our environmental impact on which we continually work hard to achieve our goals.

Daniel Holloway, Retail Director at Royal Trinity Hospice, said: “It has been an extremely exciting time for Trinity’s retail team who have forged relationships with dozens of iconic brands and independent designers, building trusted and mutually beneficial partnerships with over 200 companies.

“Our partner brands know their donations are safe in our hands, with stock carefully managed and marketed in our stores that are unique in their look and feel. We hope more businesses will feel compelled to take care of their stock in a sustainable and responsible way by choosing to support us.”

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