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 […]
Jane Nicholson has stepped down from the board of trustees of FARA in the UK but will continue to play an ambassadorial role for the charity, which she founded in 1991.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
FARA Charity Shops took part in this years ‘Love Not Landfill’ pre-loved pop-up shop From 29th June – 2nd July at Angel Central in Islington, FARA Charity Shops showcased a stylish collection of #FARAfinds expertly curated by the style queen that is Demi Colleen. #LoveNotLandfill is a non-profit campaign, run by ReLondon, to encourage fast fashion […]
Our colleagues in Romania have launched the Fundatia FARA Educational Bursaries, a new scholarship scheme to encourage students from disadvantaged backgrounds to continue their education.