The charity event is named The Empty Shop and will be situated in the centre of Manchester Arndale. This location makes it easy for the general public to come and donate their spare clothes to The Empty Shop. Stylist, fashion bloggers and other people form within the fashion industry will then select items from the donated clothes to make stunning new outfits. At the days end, the clothes are then distributed throughout Manchester to homeless people in need.
The Mustard Tree will be collecting donations at the site throughout the days and evenings. They will also use good quality donations to sell in their own stores so they can raise even more money to fund other initiatives for helping the homeless in Manchester.
The CEO of Mustard Tree Adrian Nottingham is quoted as saying: “Mustard Tree is delighted to be participating in this innovative project. We are proud that Manchester is taking a lead in seeking to broker practical solutions and raise awareness of the plight of the increasing number of its residents facing homelessness and marginalization”
The event will last ten days and gives the general public the opportunity not just to help out by donating their clothes, but by starting a new chapter with us, bringing fashion and homelessness together.
The event lauches on the 23rd of January at 2pm with a media launch where the press will be present and the event getting a celebrity launch. All chief partners will be attending this event to show their support. Our chief partners are Manchester shop fitters Clarke Gough, homeless charity Mustard Tree and Manchester Arndale. Manchester City Council also support this project.
Find out more about Clarke Gough here: http://clarkegough.co.uk
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