If you have never experienced the delights of charity shop browsing, now is a great time to have a browse. Our three shops on the island are full of goodies from fantastic fashions to vintage treasures.
1. Great for the Environment
Why waste valuable resources when you can do your bit for the environment by reusing materials. We saved 42 tonnes of goods from going to landfill through charity shop sales last year.
2. Cheap and Cheerful
We are lucky to have a lot of generous donors on the island so we always have lots of good quality clothes at a fraction of clothing shop prices. It’s a great way to change your wardrobe at a price that won’t break the bank. We always have a great range of bric a brac, electrical goods, furniture and household items too!
3. Be Original
High street shops offer similar goods in every town across the country. Charity shops offer an eclectic mix of styles fashions and colours that allow the shopper an opportunity to express their own style. We also have lots of high fashion items.
4. Raise Awareness and Your Island
MESS (Mull and Iona Environmentally Sensitive Solutions) is a community initiative that provides local solutions to the waste and environmental issues that affect our communities, and brings economic as well as environmental benefits to Mull and Iona.
We aim to reduce, reuse, recycle as much as possible on the islands of Mull and Iona. Every year customers, donors and volunteers at Island Castaways help promote recycling on the islands and help provide thousands of pounds to community groups.
5. Range of Goods
It’s always worth popping in to see if we have what you are looking for in our shops. After quality checks, we aim to display a huge range of donated items, from long lost phone chargers to that piece of china that makes up grannies favourite set. If you don’t see it on the shelves just ask- we can check our storeroom or get in touch when we get one in.
The list of benefits is endless... but we hope this has spurred you on to try out a guilt-free shopping trip whilst supporting our recycling project, looking unique and feeling fab about it!