Oxfam is one of the largest Charity organisations in the UK. Their stores are in high streets worldwide and are famous for great value and variety. Most notably known for second hand clothing the stores also have shoes, books and some accessories at bargain prices. They also stock fair-trade items.
The name “Oxfam” comes from the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief, founded in Britain in 1942. The group campaigned for food supplies to be sent through an allied naval blockade to starving women and children in enemy-occupied Greece during the Second World War. The first shop was opened in 1948.
There are over 40,000 products in the second-hand clothes section of the website, and new listings are added every day. Every item is, of course, unique so it is possible to make an outfit that is totally one of a kind; there is no chance that someone else will be wearing the same clothes.
Traditionally the stores were stocked from public donations, however, in more recent times they have added items from developing countries in Africa, Asia and South America, including handcrafts, books, music CDs and instruments, clothing, toys, food and ethnic creations.