M&S calls on the nation to give their pre-loved clothing a second life with trial of free postal donation service

Marks & Spencer, the UK’s largest clothing retailer is – for the first time – asking the public to donate their unwearable clothing, alongside their wearable clothing, through the trial of a free postal donation service, in partnership with Oxfam. It is estimated that UK homes contain 1.6 billion items of unworn clothing which have the potential to be used, re-used or recycled*. However new research conducted on behalf of M&S**, found that one third of the UK doesn’t know what to do with clothes that cannot be re-worn –…

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M&S expands popular ‘Refilled’ scheme to 25 stores across the UK

Marks & Spencer has announced it is expanding its popular ‘Refilled’ scheme, in partnership with Reposit, on own-brand cleaning and laundry products, as part of its commitment to reduce and remove plastic packaging, and offer customers more sustainable choices. Following a successful trial in six stores last year*, the scheme will roll out in a further 19 M&S stores across the UK** including Liverpool One, which opened at the end of last year – bringing the total number to 25. M&S ‘Refilled’ allows customers to choose from 10 pre-filled, own-brand…

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M&S Food donates one million fresh and healthy meals to families in new partnership with FareShare

Marks & Spencer has recently announced a new partnership with FareShare, the UK’s largest charity fighting food insecurity and waste. Working with one of its biggest fresh food suppliers, 2 Sisters Food Group, M&S will donate one million freshly prepared, nutritious ready meals from its ‘Eat Well’ range in the eight weeks leading up to Christmas. In an industry first, the meals will be made at three 2 Sisters Food Group manufacturing sites and donated to FareShare directly from the M&S Food supply chain. M&S Food’s deep supplier partnerships and…

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RNIB works with M&S to create first accessible Christmas Food magazine

Leading sight loss charity the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has worked with M&S to create the retailer’s first ever accessible Christmas Food magazine. The two organisations started their collaboration after M&S read about RNIB’s work to create the first accessible edition of Vogue magazine. The retailer then reached out to RNIB to see if the accessible outputs could be created for their Christmas Food magazine. From there, RNIB’s specialist content and production teams produced braille versions of the magazine, as well as making the content available online…

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M&S and YoungMinds launch national charity partnership as new research reveals 65% of young people have not asked for help with mental health despite struggling

M&S and YoungMinds, the leading mental health charity for young people, today launched a new charity partnership to raise awareness of the help available to young people struggling with their mental health. The partnership, which will provide funding and support for vital resources aimed at young people and the adults in their lives, launches as new research shows the majority of young people are still not asking for help with their mental health, despite struggling. To support the new partnership M&S and YoungMinds have commissioned new research to better understand…

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