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Reuse is a one-of-a-kind second-hand jacket bought for a bargain price. It’s a stack of ‘new to you’ books where every penny supported a charity. Or that item cluttering up your house becoming a lifesaver when passed on to a friend. If we really have reached peak stuff, then reuse is the future of shopping. 

What is reuse?

  • Sharing
  • Repairing
  • Donating
  • Re-selling

Many of the things we throw away haven’t always reached the end of their useful life. From clothes sitting in our wardrobes, old curtains stored in a cupboard, electricals we don't use or furniture that just won't fit. If you don’t want or need it, check whether it can still be used by someone else.   

71% of parents would pass on unwanted toys to friends and family or donate them to a good cause. 

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6 reasons to keep reusing

  1. Save money, energy and resources.

  2. Find unique, one-off items in second-hand shops.

  3. Second-hand can mean better quality for less money as items have stood the test of time.

  4. Being kind to the planet.

  5. Help your local community and bring people together.

  6. Learn a new skill like repairing or upcycling.

What is Revolve? 

Revolve is a quality standard for second-hand stores in Scotland and is awarded to stores that meet high standards in safety, cleanliness and service, giving shoppers that extra reassurance to shop second-hand first.

Take the next step

Need something new to you?

Buy second-hand. Find your local Revolve certified store.

Look after what you have

If something breaks, rather than throwing it in the bin, pop along to a repair cafe to make it good as new.

Pass on

Give unwanted items to friends or family, or look out for a local swap shop - swapping events for clothes, small electricals or furniture.