Gone shopping?

Gone shopping?
Or has no new shoes changed our habits?

Monday, 17 September 2007

Please tell me this counts as ethical shopping!

How much do I LOVE Oxfam's new online charity shop!!!!

Check it out at: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/

It came at just the right time for me. Friday was payday and I have been battling a serious urge to splurge. I was just wondering whether I might succumb to the cheap n cheerful lure of Primark and Matalan. Then - ahh! - came Oxfam's online shop.

It has a whole range of clothes, household items, books, music...you name it. The postage is pretty cheap, you can add a cash donation to your order and you can even Giftaid it!! I ordered on Friday and my first purchase (beautiful skirt from Kew) has already arrived.

I couldn't be a happier bunny.

Okay, it's still rampant consumerism, but the fact that it's all for charidee makes me feel a tad better...



Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

I'm struggling to get this link to work (hence having posted and then deleted) but here goes again... on the subject of ethical shopping - did you read this called 'Can shopping save the planet?': www.guardian.co.uk/environment/
climatechange.consumerandethicalliving - I like the bit right at the end about Buy Nothing Day! Perhaps there's scope for a Methodist involvement this year...