Sustainable fashion proving a hit as Alnwick shop does its bit for the environment

An Alnwick shop is doing its bit to combat concerns about the impact of fast fashion on the environment.

Monday, 10th February 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 6:00 am
Customers at The Renaissance Boutique in Alnwick.

The Renaissance Boutique on Bondgate Without has also proved a hit with shoppers since it opened in the autumn.

Team Renaissance staff Vicky Diggens, Laura Baile and Debbie Armstrong said: “Since opening at the end of September we have had such positive feedback with regards to our ethos.

“We aim to create awareness regarding fast fashion and how it is not sustainable

Designer-wear and accessories at The Renaissance Boutique in Alnwick.

“We need to look after our planet and by investing and recycling in items that will stand the test of time, you will be helping.”

Its business model is to acquire pre-loved, high end high street and designer clothing and accessories and resell at affordable prices through its shop and online.

People selling through its commission based scheme are also profiting financially and by sharing items for others to enjoy.