In the Spring of 2018 we launched our first Ethical Boutique at 31 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff.
We have always wanted to have a shop front but after years of teaching and learning about ethical consumerism and the way we shop – and who it affects – we knew that now was the time.
Our boutique sells vintage, up-cycled clothes and donations and homewares and isn’t your typical charity shop. We have the cool factor (or at least, that’s what we are telling ourselves).
But – we really wanted to push the boundaries and go further than that and so have partnered with local community projects to run workshops designed to deliver important information and awareness about how we can reduce our impact on the world and also be more aware of who is being affected or exploited along the consumer chain.
Regular swap shops encourage people to dig out good quality clothing that might be hiding at the back of their wardrobes and give them a new lease of life and a new home – in exchange for another item or a token to spend in store! Keep an eye on our upcoming events to get swapping!
Fixing workshops are held so that people can bring things in that need minor repairs and our experts will show you how to fix it up yourself – rather than throwing it away to landfill.
We are always taking your donations of quality and vintage clothing, books, wooden toys and homewares – we can’t take electrical items at the moment but watch this space.
The Safe Ethical Boutique is located at 31 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff, CF14 3JN and is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10am till 4:30pm.
In August 2023, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to open the Ethical Boutique 2 in Cardiff city centre, the baby sibling of our first shop! On weekends we will host our CONSCIOUS COFFEE stand at the front of the store, giving us the opportunity to raise further funds through the sale of hot and cold drinks!
The Ethical Boutique 2 is located at 10 Cathedral Walk, St David’s Shopping Centre, CF10 2GA, near the Queen Street entrance of the centre, and is open Tuesday – Saturday from 9am till 6pm and Sunday from 11am till 4.30pm.
You can keep up to date with us online by following @ethical_boutique on Instagram