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The
Clothes Horse

Helping families in Cornwall
clothe their children sustainably

 

A Social Enterprise

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In 2016, mother of four Chantal Shears founded The Clothes Horse to ease the financial burden on families in Cornwall and to address the environmental impact of the clothing industry, by offering free, pre-loved children's clothes.

All the clothes in our welcoming shop space are free to help yourselves to, or you can pay however much you like by making a donation in store.

We only offer high-quality children's clothing, in good condition. You can take and give back items as many times as you like!

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14

tonnes of clothes saved from landfill



This is our contribution to the environment since we first started in 2016.

In the year before our creation, it was estimated that the fashion industry consumed nearly 80 billion cubic metres of fresh water, emitted over a million tonnes of CO2 and produced 92 million tonnes of waste globally.


At The Clothes Horse, we're committed to replacing "fast fashion" with "circular fashion", and helping the local community along the way!

900

children have worn our clothes



This is our contribution to families since we first started in 2016.

In March 2020, it was estimated that 21,945 children in Cornwall were living in poverty, with child poverty levels due to rise as a result of the pandemic.

At The Clothes Horse, we want to reach as many families as possible, and help ease their financial burden.

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Donate clothing

Get in touch today to arrange a drop-off time

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Words of kindness

What a fantastic charity! Congratulations, you guys are doing amazing things to support hundreds of local families but also the environment, by encouraging people to reuse and help less clothes enter landfill sites.
You have so many beautiful clothes available, I could have definitely left with more! Also, I love the handmade candles, they burn beautifully and smell divine! Would 100% recommend a visit to little cosy gem of a shop.

Kirsty

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Get in touch

or check out our FAQs

To pick up or drop off kids' clothes, or for all other inquiries, don't hesitate to contact us!

07866615219

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Opening times

Monday: 9.30am - 2.30pm
Friday: 9.30am - 2.30pm

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With special thanks

to the Cornwall Community Foundation

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