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    • ca55ie
    • By ca55ie 1st Feb 13, 9:37 PM
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    would a charity shop accept fabrics?
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    • 1st Feb 13, 9:37 PM
    would a charity shop accept fabrics? 1st Feb 13 at 9:37 PM
    I have a bag of assorted, unused fabrics ranging from upholstery velvet, dress fabrics to sheers. Would a charity shop be able to package and sell on these materials or am I wasting their time?

    Your advice would be appreciated.


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  • moggymutt
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    • 1st Feb 13, 10:07 PM
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    • 1st Feb 13, 10:07 PM
    A quick look around a particular shop will give you an idea of what sort of things they sell. Ask the shop first, charity shops vary so much from big national charity, very spacious posh looking shops, to tidy-but-full-of-absolutely-allsorts shops for smaller charities. Things like fabrics and wool sell really well in our local charity shops because they are now so very expensive to buy new.
    It's really kind of you, it'll certainly help boost shop takings.
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    • hippygran
    • By hippygran 2nd Feb 13, 1:27 AM
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    • 2nd Feb 13, 1:27 AM
    My local Age UK shop will even take rags! (They prefer you to sort the rubbish stuff out for them though), as they can weigh fabrics in which are not in a sale-able condition, and still get a return. So would think bits of fabric, which are in good condition, and can be re-sold would be welcomed with open arms.
    • rosalie-lavender
    • By rosalie-lavender 2nd Feb 13, 8:10 AM
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    • 2nd Feb 13, 8:10 AM
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    If a charity shop doesn't want them you could try asking the local schools. I have given fabric to both the primary school I work in and the secondary my three went to.
    • mel48rose
    • By mel48rose 2nd Feb 13, 9:55 AM
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    • 2nd Feb 13, 9:55 AM
    I do a lot of craft work. Myself and friends often buy stuff from charity shops eg, fabrics, lace etc.
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    • pineapple123
    • By pineapple123 2nd Feb 13, 10:11 AM
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    • 2nd Feb 13, 10:11 AM
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    Gave some huge rolls of fabric to a charity shop a few years ago that someone gave to me, they very willingly took them and said it could be put to alot of use not sure what they ment but seemed really pleased to be recieving it.
    • ca55ie
    • By ca55ie 2nd Feb 13, 12:18 PM
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    • 2nd Feb 13, 12:18 PM
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    • 2nd Feb 13, 12:18 PM
    thanks for your replies - am off to town to ask the various shops if they are interested
    • cabbage
    • By cabbage 5th Feb 13, 5:08 PM
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    • 5th Feb 13, 5:08 PM
    HI

    Not sure if you are sorted or not but I noticed our RSPCA shop was specifically asking for material. Not sure if its a Nationwide thing or local

    Hope you got on ok
    The Cabbage
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