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Scots urged to give to family, good causes and the planet by shopping second hand for Christmas

Posted: 6th December 2019

The Revolve stamp of quality on show as festive grotto comes to Silverburn

The ultimate environmentally friendly Christmas pop-up shop has arrived in Glasgow, and Santa’s helpers are on hand to help shoppers think second hand first this Christmas.

Popping up at Silverburn Shopping Centre today and tomorrow (Thursday 5 December and Friday 6 December), the Revolve Christmas Shop has a dazzling selection of gifts, ideal for stocking fillers or Secret Santa presents.

The Revolve certification is Scotland’s re-use quality standard for second hand items and is awarded to stores that meet high standards in quality, service and safety. Awarded by Zero Waste Scotland, the kitemark of quality gives customers the guarantee that they can shop second hand with confidence.

Shopping for pre-loved items not only saves shoppers money, it also protects the environment, ensuring that fewer quality items end up in landfill. Many second hand stores such as charity shops also support good causes, meaning the gifts may also benefit people in need.  Research carried out by Zero Waste Scotland indicates that four out of five Scots would be happy to receive a pre-loved Christmas gift, yet only a quarter said they had ever gifted a second hand item.

Catherine Bozec, Consumer Campaigns Manager, Zero Waste Scotland, said:

“Christmas is all about spending time with loved ones and giving gifts you know they will cherish. Our pop-up Christmas shop has a fantastic selection of quality products which make perfect presents.

“Research shows that 80% of Scots would welcome a second hand gift, so by shopping Revolve you are not only saving money, you are you helping the environment too.

“Pop in to our pop-up shop for a wonderful, wintry and waste-free Christmas, filled with festive cheer.”

Presents have been specially selected from the Revolve certified Salvation Army and Merry-go-round, a children’s boutique in Glasgow.

Profits from the pop-up shop will go to both the Revolve certified Salvation Army, who offer practical support and services to those in need, and Merry-go-round, who are dedicated to helping local Scottish families.

The Revolve Christmas shop is located in Silverburn Shopping Centre (beside Cineworld) and is open on Thursday 5 December and Friday 6 December from 11am until 7pm.

To find out more about Revolve and to locate your nearest store, visit www.revolvereuse.com. There are currently over 140 Revolve certified stores nationwide, 25 of which are based in the Glasgow region.

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