At Tootsa, we are big advocates of the make-do-and-mend movement and firm believers that to re-use is the ultimate form of re-cycling – it’s the initiative that will have the least impact on the environment!
As a Tootsa customer you’ll know that we make quality clothing that is built to last, to be worn a lot, washed a lot and eventually handed down.
But what do you do when you’ve no longer any siblings or littler friends to hand on down to?
Launching this June 5th 2018, we are asking customers to send back their pre-loved, good condition Tootsa clothing to be donated to charity.
In exchange customers will receive a 10% discount off their next order.
This Summer the clothes will be sorted and collated at the Tootsa warehouse and then passed on to The Royal Trinity Hospice to be sold in one of the charity’s 28 shops across London.
- 1 bag of Tootsa clothes donated will pay for a patients travel costs for 1 day.
- 5 bags of Tootsa clothes donated will pay for a physiotherapy assistant for 1 day.
- 10 bags of Tootsa clothes donated will pay for surgical supplies & dressings for 1 day.
As part of Tootsa’s social and environmental commitment this new scheme will help to extend the lifespan of Tootsa’s clothing whilst knowing the money generated will be used to help others.
About the Royal Trinity Hospice, London:
Royal Trinity Hospice is the UK’s oldest hospice and the only dedicated end-of-life care provider for 750,000 people living in central and south west London. Trinity is a charity and provides free, skilled, compassionate care and support to people with progressive life-limiting illnesses and those close to them.
Last year, Trinity cared for over 2,500 people in their own homes and through its inpatient and outpatient services in Clapham. The charity receives only a quarter of its income from the NHS and must raise over £9 million each year to continue its services.
A vital way the hospice raises money is through its 28 charity shops. Run by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, the shops rely on donations of stock so they can continue to raise money to care for individuals and their families.