An accessories and jewellery shop with a difference has opened in the city centre – and will help Oxfam Ireland to raise vital funds for people living in poverty and crisis across the world.
The SIX 4 GOOD store, now open for business in Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, sells a wide range of brand-new fashion accessories and jewellery for women, men and children, including hair accessories, sunglasses, bags, purses, mobile phone accessories and homewares.
All of the new items for sale in the store have been generously donated by SIX free of charge to Oxfam Ireland, with profits going to support the charity’s work worldwide in emergency response, long-term development and campaigning, including projects with women and girls.
This is a new business model for Oxfam Ireland, as part of an ongoing corporate partnership with SIX, a member of the Beeline fashion group.
Michael McIlwaine, Oxfam Ireland’s Head of Retail, said:
“SIX 4 GOOD offers great value on a fantastic range, selling at discounted prices starting at just €3. This is exciting news for Ireland’s bargain-hunting fashionistas and ethical shoppers who like to look good and give back.
“Thanks to the generous donation by SIX, we are able to raise vital funds for our work worldwide, saving lives in emergencies, helping people build better lives through long-term development work and speaking out on the issues that keep people poor.
“For example, SIX 4 GOOD will support women like Valerie, a pineapple farmer from a village in Eastern Rwanda. Before Valerie started working with Oxfam’s partners as part of a farming co-operative, she struggled to provide basic things like food and medicine for her children. Now she earns enough money to support her family and has even been able to improve their family home and buy a cow.”
For more information about SIX 4 GOOD, click here.
Valerie Mukangerero (53) is part of a pineapple farming cooperative run by Oxfam’s partners in Eastern Rwanda. Photo: AurelieMarrierd'Unienville/Oxfam