Shop with Brandon Trust

With the rising cost of brand-new items and the catastrophic environmental effects of fast fashion, we are proud to provide a boutique shopping experience which is more affordable and kinder to the world.

In addition, every second-hand item you purchase or donate, benefits children, young people, and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism – and some of the products we stock have been made by people with support in our social enterprises.

Charity shops

Outside of Brandon Trust charity shop in Chipping Sodbury, Bristol

Our high street and online shops are curated, so finding your newest preloved piece can be effortless. Whether you’re a vintage clothing collector, a high street fanatic, or you just love bagging a bargain, we have something for everyone.

Brandon Trust has four charity shops on high streets across Bristol, and one in Chipping Sodbury. You can also shop at Elm Tree Farm in Bristol and buy our handcrafted pottery and ceramics at our potteries and cafes, and online at Brandon’s Etsy and eBay stores.

Our charity shops are sustainability led. We believe that clothing and unwanted items can be loved again and again. We are committed to improving our sustainability credentials, both behind the scenes and on the shop floor, and reducing our environmental impact as much as we can.

We rely on your donations of quality clothing, shoes, accessories, handbags, and jewellryjewelry, as well as good quality homeware, collectables, and curiosities.

Our commitment to our supporters is to make the most of their donations through research and accurate pricing. Don’t forget that you can Gift Aid your donations too which means we can increase the value of your gift by 25%. Please ask in-store for details.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept the following items in most of our shops:

  • bulky items incl. furniture
  • white goods
  • electrical items
  • prams and car seats
  • baby bouncers
  • duvets and pillows
  • bicycles
  • cleaning products
  • paint and varnishes

Please speak to a member of staff when dropping off donations, and never leave your donations outside our shops.

If you are a local business or a national chain, we will gratefully accept donations of good quality stock. This can be anything from samples to seconds, customer returns, or previous seasons’ stock. Please contact one of our shops.

As well as donated goods, we also sell a range of beautiful, handcrafted gifts made by people with learning disabilities and autism at Brandon social enterprises including, Banwell Pottery, Fired Up Ceramics, and Splinters Workshop which is based at Elm Tree Farm.

We employ people with learning disabilities and/or autism in all our stores. Their salaries are paid entirely from the income of our shops and enterprises (another reason to shop with us).

In addition, every item sold in our online stores is processed, packaged, and posted by one of our supported employees.

Farm shop

The shop at Elm Tree Farm, in Stapleton, Bristol, stocks everything you need for a delicious, locally sourced meal, as well as a range of seasonal items and gifts.

Stock includes fruit and vegetables grown organically on site and we support other local organic growers to stock additional fruit and veg. For the more adventurous cooks, we also sell fresh herbs grown in our nursery.

We have a range of frozen meat, with all the livestock raised using the RSPCA ‘Five Freedoms’ principles, and all beef stock is grass reared. Sausages and free-range eggs are also available.

To top it off, we also sell a range of seasonal chutneys, jams, and juices, all lovingly made using seasonal produce.

For the house and garden, the shops sell edible and ornamental plants, seasonal fresh flowers, and a range of dry stock products. There are also bird boxes and tables, insect hotels, wooden planters, and some wooden gift items made by the Splinters team, as well as bags of kindling and logs to keep you warm through winter.  Splinters also up-cycles wooden furniture and makes high-end wooden items to order.

The farm shop is open:

  • Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday – Monday CLOSED

Car parking is available on the farm site.

Seasonal veg boxes

Female farmer holding a box with assortment of fresh organic vegetables

If you’re looking for fresh veg boxes full of the current season’s offerings, please contact us to place an order for our click and collect service.

Banwell Pottery shop

A collection of handmade pottery items

Banwell Pottery offers a wide range of unique, handmade ceramics and cards from as little as £1, made by people we support. You can purchase from our studio in the @Worle Sports Centre between 9.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, and from the Brandon charity shops in Bristol.

You can also buy our products online at our Etsy store.

Please note: We’re currently unable to accept credit or debit cards at Banwell Pottery.

Fired Up Ceramics shop

Fired Up Ceramics signage outside with decorative window

We have a wide range of unique, handmade ceramics available from £5.

Call into our shop in Yate between 9.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday, or contact us to make a request for custom-made items.

Our products are also available to buy from the Brandon charity shops.

Please note: We’re currently unable to accept credit or debit cards at Fired Up.

3 happy people at Brandon Trust summer camp

Volunteer with us

Our charity shops offer volunteers a rewarding, creative, and supportive environment, and the chance to develop new skills.

Returns policy

Have you bought something in our charity shops and need to return it? Please read our Returns Policy first before heading to the store.

Thank you so much for supporting Brandon by shopping with us!