Presenter of This Old Thing, Dawn O'Porter has teamed up with Oxfam on two exiting vintage ventures to raise money for the charity.
Vintage for charidee idea number 1
#VintageFriday FOR OXFAM - FRIDAY 1 AUGUST 2014
Oxfam and Dawn O' Porter want to see you rocking your finest retro chic next Friday to raise money for a great cause. Just wear your favourite vintage outfit or accessory for #VINTAGEFRIDAY then donate £3 to Oxfam by texting Vintage to 70066, helping to transform lives around the world. Use the hashtag #VintageFriday along with the usual #ootd to proudly share your style and your donation pledge.
*'Messages will be charged at £3, plus one standard rate message. By texting consent is given to future marketing by Oxfam. To unsubscribe from SMS send NOINFO to 70066'
Vintage for charidee idea number 2
DIY VINTAGE SWAP-SHOP - FROM MONDAY 28 JULY 2014
Oxfam are calling upon the public to hold their own #THISOLDTHING vintage sale. Invite friends round, take your unwanted vintage to work etc (perhaps you have a few items you have bought that you never have and never will get round to taking up, letting out etc...) cakes and booze are optional but may be a nice addition to a get together (any excuse!)
There are no set prices, buyers can donate what they think the item is worth. All the profits and any items left over can be donated to Oxfam.
For more info see: www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/vintage and take a look at the video Dawn O'Porter has made. I know This Old Thing has had some varied reviews from vintage fans and I'm mid way through a blog post to add mine in to the mix but.....I think it's been a good way to get more people in to thinking of vintage as a fashion option.
If you do love your vintage then this sale idea could be the perfect way for you to get your stylist head on and introduce people to preloved items in a way that will also help charity too. There's loads of people who won't step foot in a charity shop, so this way you can sort of take the shop to them. Maybe you'll convert them!
Get involved and get online with @OxfamFashion and @hotpatooties using #VINTAGEFRIDAY and #THISOLDTHING and feel free to tweet me on @missy_vintage because I'd also love to see what you're wearing and how you're styling your new finds!