TRAID stands for Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development. Launched in 1999, TRAID has gone from strength to strength. With its unique link between recycling and fashion retail, TRAID continues to raise money to fund international projects whilst helping to promote recycling and waste reduction in the UK. Unwanted clothes that are donated are hand sorted or redesigned and reconstructed to make new recycled garments, and sold through their charity shops. Through its strong branding, TRAID has been successful in gaining a reputation for being innovative and edgy, appealing to a predominantly young, fashionable and environmentally conscious audience.
Venue Details & Map
154 Uxbridge RoadLondonW12 8AA
- +44 (0)20 8811 2400
- Public transport:
- Shepherd's Bush Market, Underground
Top 4 reviews of Traid
I like the idea of Traid. It's not really like the usual charity shop / thrift store. They pride themselves on selling good vintage clothes and giving the money back to the environment. Traid stands for "Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development". A worthy cause. More info can be found on their website.
The actual stock in here varies from shop to shop and I've found that Traid... more
This is a great charity shop! So cheap and a great selection of clothes and books. more
If you're sick of Westfield's rampant big name commercialism, TRAID offers you a very different option just one street over. It's the new chain of charity shops, and focusing entirely on wearable items. You can even pick used shoes here - not everyone's cup of tea, but becoming more and more acceptable.
It's about 2/3rds for women, so finding something decent for guys is not so easy. Prices... more
Traid has been the undoing of me on several occasions.
It is a charity shop with a bit of a twist. They generally only put out pretty cool clothes and they 'recycle' clothes. This means that they take old clothes and make new ones from the fabrics and what have you.
Because they quality and choice of the stuff is quite high, the prices match. This can be a bit annoying because you'll be... more