A boutique selling second hand clothes donated £456 of its profits to Aniridia Network.
Feel Good Fashion takes in preloved clothes and sells them on, aiming to reduce waste. The proceeds are split: 40% to the previous owner, 40% to the business and 10% each to two charities. The good causes are nominated by customers and change each month.
The lovely garments and accessories are available from the shop in Deal, Kent or the Feel Good Fashion website.
Aniridia Network was suggested by Lyn and in September it was our turn along with Macmillan Cancer Support. We visited at the end of the month to see how it was going and say thank you in person
Entrepeneur Katie Sutton has given £10,000 to 30 good causes since January 2020 when the shop opened.
Katie explained shared what inspired them to get started:
I love getting new clothes, but after I tuned into Stacey Dooley’s “Fashions Dirty Secrets” last Summer, I was horrified to see what the world of fashion is doing to our planet.
I love to chat to my friends about what they are wearing, how nice things look on them… I was amazed to find out that many of their outfits were created from lovely pieces they had sought out at a charity shop, ebay etc.
I also decided to challenge myself and do some volunteering on the reception at our local hospice. I met so many amazing people & I saw first hand how important fundraising is, as the government provides a small percentage of what they need to keep providing their incredible services.
All of the above swirled around in my brain for a few weeks & then out popped my Feel Good Fashion concept to make a difference to people’s pockets, the environment & for charities.
Bags of thanks to Katie and all the shop’s customers for their canny investments. We’ll use the money to address the needs of people affected by aniridia around the UK.