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Celebrating Sustainable Creativity: FARAxLCF 2024

We are excited to share the success of our second collaboration with London College of Fashion: FARAxLCF 2024. This year, 19 talented LCF students actively addressed the issue of sustainability in the denim industry under the theme 'Sustainability is in our Jeans.' The initiative aimed to shed light on the environmental impact of denim, with a particular focus on precious water resources.

FARAxLCF returns for a second year

FARA Charity Shops have again teamed up with the London College of Fashion for our much-anticipated collaboration, FARAxLCF. This year’s theme, ‘Sustainability is in our Jeans’, spotlights the environmental impact of jeans production, specifically the wasteful use of precious water. It follows the highly successful first iteration of FARAxLCF in the autumn of 2022, which […]


Reflecting on a Year of Impact

2023 has been a really exciting year for FARA, and we are incredibly proud of everything our teams in the UK and Romania have achieved. Here are just a few of the highlights: Empowering Futures: Launching the Bursary Scheme for Higher Education  In June, our colleagues in Romania launched the Fundatia FARA Educational Bursary Scheme, […]


NEW FARA REPORT: ‘The Devil is in the Retail’

A new report, “The Devil is in the Retail: Generation Dread – why modern-day fashion choices are so fraught”, published today (Dec 5th) by FARA Charity Shops concludes that British youth are in flux over shopping culture: craving self-expression and still addicted to the thrill of uninhibited consumerism on one hand, while simultaneously crippled with […]


Spotlight on: Tackling Poverty Through Education

We firmly believe education is a way out of poverty. The purpose of our Tackling Poverty Through Education (TPTE) programme is to prevent school drop-out, fight against poverty, promote social inclusion and integration, and support growth through education, community involvement, and access to opportunities. We support hundreds of families to ensure children and young people […]

Fundatia FARA Bursary scheme: Introducing our first group of students

The first cohort of Fundatia FARA’s bursary scheme students met up at the start of October at the headquarters of our partners Lenovo in Bucharest The scheme, which is providing 30 scholarships in 2023-2024, enables students to access higher education and is funded by FARA and Lenovo. It is named after FARA’s founder, Jane Nicholson. […]


Now Open – new Teddington Kids store

We are excited to announce that our  new FARA Kids store in Teddington is now open.  FARA Kids had been at 119 High Street for almost 15 years and had built up a loyal base of customers and donors from across Teddington.   Our lovely new store opened on Saturday 12th August, located just across the […]