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Roll up, roll up for The Big Issue Shop’s brilliant sale bargains!

Your festive shopping bonanza’s not over yet – there’s plenty time to buy, buy, buy social at The Big Issue Shop

We know you’re not sick of shopping yet – everybody loves a bargain, admit it! And when you shop at The Big Issue Shop, it’s not just about spending your hard-earned cash on fantastic top-end products. Every time you ‘shop social’ there’s an echo that means someone else, in Britain or much farther afield, will get support to help change their lives. Retail has never been so social!

With discounts from 10% off to 30% off from a huge range of our top suppliers, with items from lovely homewares to cosy clothes, and lots of excellent Big Issue branded products too, there are bargains galore to be had.

Our range of clothing and accessories is not only perfect for the fashion-conscious shopper, every item also has an innovative social knock-on effect. The striking designs on all of Hopeful Traders’ hoodies, sweatshirts and T-shirts are created by artists who have been affected by homelessness, and their sales contribute money to homeless charities. And each piece of GLOW’s fabulous knitwear is individually hand-made by disadvantaged women – buying their snoods, scarves and hats mean you are changing lives, one woman at a time.

When you buy this sleek silver handbag by Damsel and Daughter, your purchase will help to fund provision of sanitary products for disadvantaged women – so you’re also doing your bit to #endperiodpoverty.

You can never have enough socks. We know this to be true. That’s why we have fabulous reductions on Jollie Socks, which come in a funky tin – and for every pair you buy, a pair are donated to the homeless.

And for anyone planning to splash out and get fit in the new year, Ruby Moon create high-quality swimwear from sustainable materials made from recycled fishing nets and other waste removed from the oceans.

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If your home needs sprucing up after the festive guests have gone, we have the perfect inspiration from Arthouse Meath, which showcases stunning designs from its talented and skilled workforce, all of whom have complex epilepsy, learning or physical difficulties and are employed in a safe and supportive working environment. We love their big, bold tablecloth prints, beautifully decorated glass candles, and their chinaware is divine!

Clarity is one of the UK’s oldest surviving social enterprises, with over 150 years’ experience working with people with a range of disabilities, today employing over 100 people. Their products under the Clarity and The Soap Co brands are locally sourced and they used recycleable materials, avoiding nasty chemicals. Their superb range of products are top of the range – packaging is stylish and elegant, and there is literally something for everyone.

Keep track of your New Year’s Resolutions with The Moments Journal designed by Good News Shared, an excellent website that shares uplifting news stories – a real antidote to the barrage of international gloom and ‘fake news’ farrago!

The Shop is a goldmine for inspirational products and ideas. Check out the innovative Trabasack, a portable ‘desktop’ specially designed for wheelchair users.

There’s 30% off all Big Issue products (excepting T-shirts and mugs), and our ever-popular Street Art prints (Chris Bird’s ‘Winter Landscape’ pictured above) – unique artworks created by people who have experienced homelessness, mental health issues or are otherwise marginalised – now has 30% off.

There is so much more to discover in our big sale at The Big Issue Shop so get shopping now. It’s a real winter warmer!

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