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M&S and Oxfam Shwopping

Go shwopping and lift lives for good with Oxfam and M&S.

Oxfam and M&S launched Shwopping in April 2012, a new idea that makes it even easier to give your unwanted clothes a second life.

In the first year you've donated more than 6.9 million garments in M&S and Oxfam shops, which is potentially worth £4.5 million for Oxfam.


There are two ways to go Shwopping

Donate M&S clothes in Oxfam shops

Bring in your unwanted M&S clothes and receive £5 off a £35 spend on clothing, home and beauty products in M&S stores and online. Terms and conditions

Find your nearest Oxfam shop

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Donate your unwanted clothes to us at M&S

Next time you pop into M&S, put any item of clothing you no longer wear (even if it's not from M&S)  into one of the 'Shwop drops'.

Find your nearest participating M&S store here

Oxfam and M&S

Shwopping is the latest development in Oxfam's longstanding partnership with M&S. Together, we've already raised more than £9.5 million to fight poverty - with your help, we can do even more. 

The money raised from Shwopping last year could help fund our entire programme in Nepal for a year. Here we support women's co-operatives to generate an income from agriculture and encourage them to play a bigger part in decision-making within their communities.

Nepal is also vulnerable to natural disasters and we help people to prepare for this, and support them when the worst happens. Last year we helped 200,000 people.

This project has given me a great opportunity to learn more, and has given me confidence. I had to deal with a men's group when there was conflict for the water sources. As the chairperson of the irrigation users' committee, I solved the problems through negotiation.

Kamala Bhatta, 35, Bhoneli, Baitadi, Nepal.

In 2013, Shwop at work was launched in conjunction with Business in the Community (BITC). Organisations such as local councils and universities hold Shwop at Work events where employees bring their unwanted clothes into work, drop them off and Oxfam then collects them to resell, reuse or recycle. 

We  never send clothes to landfill. Here's what happens to your Shwopping donations:

Perfect partners

Oxfam and M&S are perfect partners. M&S knows Oxfam makes the most of every donation. And here at Oxfam, we know M&S is committed to reducing the number of clothes that end up in landfill - plus they're big supporters of our work fighting poverty.

However you choose to shwop - whether it's by bringing your unwanted M&S clothes to Oxfam or by dropping off your old clothes at M&S when you buy something new - it's an extremely convenient way to donate to Oxfam.

We've set ourselves the ultimate goal of recycling as many clothes as M&S sells - hundreds of millions of clothes each year!

Video: Joanna Lumley explains "Shwopping"

A few useful links for your Shwopping list...

Oxfam shops

There are 100,000+ hidden gems in-store and online, from second-hand clothes to unwrapped gifts. 
Find your nearest shop

Give clothes a future. Shwop

Find out more about M&S' Shwopping initiative and how it helps Oxfam.

Terms and conditions for Shwopping in Oxfam shops

You'll be given a £5 voucher when you make a donation to an Oxfam Shop and the donation contains at least one item of M&S-labelled clothing (including shoes, handbags, belts, hats and scarves) or M&S-labelled soft furnishings (bed linen, towels, cushions, curtains, throws, aprons, tablecloths and napkins). This offer does not include donations of the following M&S clothing: swimwear, underwear, socks, or damaged or soiled items. Only one voucher will be issued per visit.

Vouchers are subject to M&S's terms and conditions which are detailed below.

  • The voucher entitles you to £5 off when you spend £35 or more on clothing, home and beauty products in participating M&S stores, excluding sales and clearance items.
  • In the Republic of Ireland the voucher entitles you to €7 off when you spend €50 or more on clothing, home and beauty products and is valid at or in Marks & Spencer stores in the Republic of Ireland, excluding sales and clearance items.
  • Only one voucher can be used for each transaction of £35 (€50) or more.
  • The voucher is redeemable only during the calendar month stated on the voucher.
  • The voucher is not redeemable against sales and clearance items, technology, domestic appliances, Gift Cards and vouchers, M&S tailoring services, Made to Measure shirts, Personalised Cards, M&S Energy, M&S Money products and services, M&S Food and Marks and Spencer Outlet Online.
  • The voucher is valid at or in Marks and Spencer stores in the UK and Channel Islands (excluding BP Connect Stores) only.
  • The voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other M&S discount voucher or code.
  • Online discount will be shown when you add your qualifying item(s), to your shopping basket and enter the promotion code on the front of the voucher when prompted before 23.59.59 on the promotion closing date. Spend £35 save £5 offer can only be redeemed once online at by the same account holder within the period of validity (event if you have more than one voucher code).
  • Valid instore on presentation of the original voucher at time of purchase.
  • Original voucher must be handed in for in store redemption.
  • The voucher can only be used once only in a single transaction in store.
  • One voucher only per transaction.
  • Voucher is strictly non-transferable and cannot be sold or exchanged for cash.
  • Cannot be used to pay Credit Card or Chargecard balances.
  • Refunds will take into account this discount.
  • Marks & Spencer reserves the right to reject the voucher/code with reasonable cause.
  • Online orders must have the same delivery address for the promotion to apply.
  • Discount does not apply to delivery charges. Please check relevant delivery terms and conditions online.