Simply advising people in abusive relationships to 'get out' or 'leave' their partner can be harmful and the reality is that it's really not that simple. Anyone seeking help or advice should contact the National Domestic Violence Helpine. ❤️ ⠀ .⠀ . ⠀ #womenempowerment#womenempoweringwomen
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Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love. But, it is not a happy time for everyone. For women living with domestic abuse, Valentine’s Day can provide no light relief. A significant increase of violent domestic incidents occurs around holidays and special events. ⠀ Whatever you do, wherever you are, whatever the day remember you are worthy of love ❤️ ⠀ .⠀ . ⠀ #womenempowerment#womenempoweringwomen
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To those women and girls in the Highlands & Islands who have experienced harassment, abuse, or violence @scotwomensaid would like your help. If you wish to be involved in work to end violence against women on a local level, please complete the survey on their site : womensaid.scot⠀ .⠀ . ⠀ #scottishhighlands#scotlandhighlands
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How many of us have items in our wardrobe we never wear? ✨✨ Take them to a clothes swap! A whole new outfit, for FREE, whilst saving the planet ( & donating to #tagsto10k ) 🦄 what’s not to love?! @ruthmacgilpblog
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In autumn 2018 the Environmental Audit Committee wrote to sixteen leading UK fashion retailers, among them M&S, ASOS and Boohoo, asking what they are doing to reduce the environmental and social impact of the clothes and shoes they sell. ⠀ JD Sports, Sports Direct and TK Maxx, have not taken any action to reduce their carbon, water and waste footprint. The interim report singled out Amazon UK for its notable lack of engagement in sustainability. ⠀ Next, Debenhams, and Asda Stores were “moderately engaged” and Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Primark and Burberry were the “most engaged” in addressing issues of ...
Beauty Banks is a people-powered movement that rock! ⠀ ⠀ They believe that being clean is a basic human right — not a privilege. @thebeautybanks work like food banks, but rather than taking donations of food, they take donations of brand new, unused essential personal care and #beauty items instead. They then re-package and distribute parcels to charity partners who ensure donations get to those who need them. Help support #beautybanks they have collection points all over the UK and have made it super easy to become part of a great movement to help eliminate ! ❤️ ⠀ .⠀ ...
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We really are just throwing clothes away! In fact, @regain_app claim 50 trailers of unwanted clothes are sent to UK landfill sites every day! The @regain_app offer an alternative. They take your old clothes, shoes and accessories in exchange for a discount coupon to save money on your next purchase with a reGain Partner, from @superdry to @newbalance. ⠀ ⠀ There are other avenues too, The H&M in Hammersmith includes a "Repair and Remake" station encouraging customers to keep garments for longer by mending H&M clothes without charge for @hm Club customers. ⠀ ⠀ At @alicaslove we gift bespoke clothing ...
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There has been great demand for our ALICAS parcels! ⠀ To keep stocks up we require donations of tags-on clothing to create more bespoke parcels for #survivors of #domesticabuse. ⠀ We are in particular need for briefs sizes 8-10. As well as other wardrobe staples; basic t-shirts, bras and briefs in standard sizes (S/M/L). To find out how you can donate 👉🏼see link in bio ✨✨ ⠀ ⠀ ❤️❤️ Thank you so much for supporting and paying-it-forward ❤️❤️ ⠀ .⠀ .⠀
We're enjoying our regular decluttering spree here! ♻️Less to clean = less stress. Plus it can help reduce anxiety as well as boosting productivity and creativity. recyclenow_uk are a great resource for finding out where and how to #recycle different items, whether old light bulbs, bikes to paint cans, they'll guide you to what to do. We'd love to know what #donating and means to you?♻️♻️⠀ .⠀ .⠀
Pass it on Week with #recycleforscotland is March 9-17th, and the theme is 'The Big Declutter'. Excessive clutter is often a cause of stress according to @lifehackorg 💆🏽 For clothes, they recommend donating items you haven’t worn in six months - we'll gladly take any unused garments off your hands!⠀ ⠀ Read Lifehack's article to discover how to live a more organised and #productive clutter-free existence, one step at a time 👣 link to full article in our bio⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ...
Studies show that people form positive emotional attachments to gifted objects, resulting in greater self-esteem 💝 This is why, at ALICAS, our clothing parcels consist of new and unused garments, packaged beautifully with a handwritten note of support.⠀ ⠀ You can help women in clothing crisis rebuild their confidence by purchasing our #sustainable merchandise and donating tags-on clothing to us via the link in our bio 👉🏼⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #edinburgh
We've been loving @mariekondo's new @NetflixUK series, inspiring the world to declutter and keep only items that #sparkjoy in us. If you try out the #konmari method and come across unused clothes you no longer want, donate them to our project so they can spark joy for a woman in clothing crisis ✨⠀ ⠀ Find out how to donate via the link in our bio⠀ .⠀ .⠀
The @Guardian reports that UK shoppers spent about £3.5bn on Christmas party clothing in 2018, yet 8 million of those sparkly items will be on their way to landfill after just one wear 🚯 Learn more about the current throwaway culture in the UK and what brands are doing to change this via the full article, link in our bio ♻️ #tagsto10k⠀ ⠀ If you do have any new and unused clothing in your wardrobe from Christmas and New Year, you can donate them to ALICAS, supporting humanity and protecting the planet, by visiting alicas.co.uk/donate⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #edinburgh ...
58 likes / 4 comments / 1 months ago
Having access to adequate clothing is a basic human right. Yet so many women rely on often poor quality, ill fitting clothing donations, handed to them in bin bags. You can help change this! Got items in the back of your wardrobe with the tags still on? Help a sister out! Donate them to women in clothing crisis ➡️➡️ alicas.co.uk/donate #tagsto10k Thanks to all of our beautiful supporters for your generous donations, including this exquisite capsule wardrobe from @rubyholley_ ❤️❤️✨✨
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Putting a whole different meaning on the #christmashaul | Thank you thank you thank you!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻✨✨✨✨ #tagsto10k alicas.co.uk/donate
We were delighted to see our story shared by @lizzie_cee_eee on 50Sense ♻️ Read to learn how our work helps women in clothing crisis retain their identity and build self-esteem, and see more of our #sustainable merchandise such as the pictured Elephant unisex organic sweatshirt. Read the article via the link in our bio 🌟⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #edinburgh
Hello to all our new followers! 💚 At ALICAS we gift bespoke clothing parcels to women in clothing crisis and survivors of domestic abuse using surplus retail stock 🌿 We also take donations of unused tags-on clothing from the public, and we couldn't have delivered the 23 parcels we have so far without your incredible support! You can find out more about our story and how to donate via the link in our bio 👗 #tagsto10k⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #edinburgh
What do you do when you receive that well-intentioned Christmas gift of an outfit which sadly just isn't to your taste or doesn't fit? 💔 If there's no gift receipt, why not donate your new and unused clothing to ALICAS and help us give a women in clothing crisis the gift of a capsule wardrobe 💝 #tagsto10k⠀ ⠀ Find out how to donate via the link in our bio 🎁⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #edinburgh