ReStore opens on campus

Shop front display of a bike, shoes, clothes & plants © Natalie Bauer

Lancaster University is proud to announce the opening of ReStore Lancaster, a new sustainable shop that offers a variety of eco-friendly products and services to the campus community.

ReStore is a collaboration between Lancaster University, St John’s Hospice and Green Lancaster, and aims to promote sustainability and social responsibility among students and staff.

Located in the heart of Alexandra Square next to Costa Coffee, the shop sells a range of items, including clothing, homewares, cycling equipment, eco-friendly toiletries and more. All the products are donated, upcycled, or sourced from ethical suppliers.

ReStore also provides a year-round space for the Green Lancaster Don’t Ditch It project, where household items are donated at the end of each year, before being upcycled and resold to new students.

ReStore Lancaster

ReStore will work in partnership with St John’s Hospice, who provide the clothing and shoes, and also with Green Lancaster who provide the homeware items.

Staff and students can also can donate clean clothing and shoes to ReStore in person during opening hours. This will then be resold by ReStore on behalf of St John's Hospice. The money raised will provide vital funds for the great work that St John's Hospice does in the local area.

How to donate

Donations can be received between 11am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Before donating please check items as follows:

  • Clothing must be clean
  • Ensure items are in good condition, checking for any rips or holes
  • Check pockets for any rubbish or personal items
  • Ensure homeware or Bric-a-brac is fit for purpose and not broken
  • Electrical items are not currently able to be accepted

All donated items will be received by a staff member who will sort through the items and get them ready for resale.

Please DO NOT leave donation bags outside the shop front when the shop is closed.

Donated clothes and accessories bring much-needed income to help fund the many St John’s Hospice services and support local palliative care.

Find out more

For more information about ReStore Lancaster, follow them on Instagram or their webpage.

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