Clothing with a conscience at The Old Toffee Shop

For 8 weeks this autumn, Emmanuel House is the grateful recipient of 10% of profits from The Old Toffee Shop. So do they sell old toffee? No! The Old Toffee Shop refers to the home of mother and daughter Rachel and Amy in Nottingham, where they run the online second-hand clothing shop.

There are already so many good reasons to shop second-hand:  fewer new clothes are sold and hence produced, it keeps clothing out of the landfill and from being shipped around the world to secondhand markets and in addition, this autumn 10% of your money will be going to Nottingham charity Emmanuel House to support homeless and vulnerable adults in across the city.

The initiative to run their own thrift shop started during lockdown, selling a selection of good quality fashionable pre-loved clothing, shoes and accessories.  

“We have been given quite a lot and from the start, we wanted a percentage of anything we made to go to charity”.

Rachel, The Old Toffee Shop

They have committed to donating a percentage of their profits to a monthly revolving charity, which is currently Emmanuel House.

Rachel and Amy are actively sell on Instagram and Depop. Shoppers will find information including brand, labels, size and photos. The buying process is very user-friendly – all of the items are listed on their page on Mondays at 7pm. You can send a direct message to reserve and send money via PayPal. Postage and environmentally friendly packaging is at a very reasonable cost. Such a simple way to shop secondhand without leaving your home and raise money for Emmanuel House Support Centre!

If you have any fundraising ideas please get in touch! Email Rosie.needhamsmith@emmanuelhouse.org.uk if you’d like any more information about how your money could help.