The partnership between the UK’s biggest clothing retailer and the country’s biggest charity shop network was the first initiative on the high street to reward shoppers for recycling clothing. David McCullough, Oxfam’s Director of Trading said: “The reason it has succeeded so well is that British consumers love it – you can save money; reduce, reuse and recycle; get rid of clothes you don’t wear; declutter your home and do something for charity. It’s the recession-proof way to an ethical 2009.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Consumers who bring back M&S clothing to Oxfam shops through the exchange receive a £5 M&S voucher redeemable when they spend £35 or more on clothing, home or beauty products at M&S. In the Republic of Ireland, consumers receive €7 M&S vouchers off €50 spent on M&S general merchandise. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Oxfam raises £1.8 million in first year of M&S Clothes Exchange The Marks & Spencer and Oxfam Clothes Exchange has raised over £1.8 million for the charity in its first year, and saved nearly three million garments weighing 1,400 tonnes from going to landfill. 52 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 January 2009 | News www.oxfam.org.uk Tagged with: corporate Recycling Trading Over half a million shoppers have now recycled their clothes through the scheme and received £2.5 million in savings at M&S.