“Being responsible about the clothes we buy also extends to being responsible about what we do with clothes we no longer want”
~Loved Clothes Last, Fashion Revolution Issue 2.
We are very proud that all of the clothes we sell at Fallowfield Kids are made by companies who are committed to creating positive social and environmental change. However, we are still concerned about what happens to these items once they have been outgrown - especially when there’s nobody to pass them on to.
After giving it enough thought we have decided to create a Pre-Loved section - a small collection of gently used clothes in our shop, whereby you can bring back your purchases after it has been outgrown by your baby or child.
Would you like to consign with us?
You can bring in your preloved items any time during our opening hours for us to take a look at. Leave us your contact details and we will be in touch within 48 hours to let you know what we will accept. In return we will offer you a store credit towards our apparel collections (exclusions will be specified, if any). - you don't have to wait until all your items have sold, you can spend your credit as it accumulates. All items on consignment will be paid out 50% of the retail price that was agreed upon. We ask you to bring in your pre-loved goods in excellent condition, must be laundered and ironed in order to be accepted.
Which items can I bring in?
We welcome items previously purchased from Fallowfield Kids and other items that are made with a similar ethos - sustainable materials and sweatshop free. If in doubt contact us here. We are working on a list that we will be posting very shortly.
We do NOT accept the following articles of clothing:
Items should be smoke-free, stain-free and all buttons, snaps and zippers that function. However, we also don’t want items to go to landfill and we know we have many very talented people in Guelph who will happily mend items so items that need a button fixing etc will be considered on a case by case basis.
Please note, there might be other reasons why we cannot accept your item, for example if we have too many similar items in the shop at the moment.
What about the items that Fallowfield Kids doesn't want?
If there are any items we don't feel we can re-sell we will happily donate these for you - currently any clothing will be donated to Hope House or similar organizations.
Thanks for considering trading in your gently used children’s clothing with us.
*please note. preloved store credits cannot be used on toys.
We welcome any questions or comments.