Buy a £35 box of Topshop and Gap clothes to help Bangladesh factory workers

Worth £75, the box is full of quality stock that would otherwise go to landfill

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by Aimee Jakes |
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It's been a tough few months for pretty much all of us.

Whether it's down to sick loved-ones, lost jobs or cancelled holidays, we could have never predicted how bloody terrible 2020 is turning out.

The suffering is not just felt in the UK. Over a million factory workers in Bangladesh are now out of work due to the change in demand of high street retailers.

This is due to more than $2billion worth of orders and 982 million pieces of clothing being CANCELLED due to COVID-19 pandemic.

So, to help support garment workers, retail app Mallzee and SAJIDA Foundation have introduced a clever initiative called Lost Stock.

Lost Stock
©Lost Stock

The concept was developed to help workers in underdeveloped countries who are facing job losses and starvation as UK retailers cancel stock orders.

Shoppers can buy a £35 box of clothes worth £70 from favourite retailers such as Topshop and Gap.

You’ll receive a guaranteed three items. In most cases all products will be tops and t-shirts as bottoms can be harder to get the fit right. The products will all be of the kind of quality you'd expect from a high street retailer.

Simply select your size, age and colour preference and you'll receive a box of clothing worth £75. It's a win for everyone.

Cally Russell, Mallzee CEO, said; "With no safety net available for some of the poorest workers in the fashion supply chain we couldn't sit back and do nothing – leaving families to starve and new clothing heading to landfill.

"COVID-19 is a health and economic crisis in the UK but it's going to be a humanitarian crisis in countries like Bangladesh unless support is provided. With the Lost Stock approach consumers get a great deal and are also helping at the same time.”

To buy a box or to find out more, click here.

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