Local & Community

Preloved Member: A Tiny Back Yard with Heaps of Character

Sally's love of gardening grew as soon as she bought her first house in her early 20s. Although she dreams of a large garden, she has a tiny back yard which she has filled with plants and vintage finds. Where would you put plates to decorate? Click through to find out!

2017-03-04 00:00:33By Sally Crossley

Local & Community

Preloved Member: An Eco-friendly wedding

Preloved member Kate Haines not only found her dream wedding dress on Preloved, but she grew her own wedding flowers and made her own confetti! If you are thinking of having an eco-friendly wedding, keep reading for some great tips!

2017-02-25 00:00:54By Kate Haines

Animals

CoP17: CITES Updates For Endangered Species

On 4th February 2017, some important restrictions were put in place to protect more endangered and vulnerable animal species from excessive international trade. The African Grey parrot was one of these. Keep reading to learn more about the changes in law.

2017-02-14 09:00:57By Justine Dench

Local & Community

Preloved Member: A Handmade Wedding

Preloved member Sally Crossley combined creativity and thrifty tendencies to create the decorations for her son's wedding. Having been given the brief of Village Fête, she got to work immediately! Here's Sally's take on a handmade wedding.

2017-02-11 00:00:40By Sally Crossley

Preloved News

Unwanted Gifts: #PrelovedGifts is here!

What to do with the unwanted gifts you received over the festive season? Why, take part in the #PrelovedGifts, of course! Last year over 500 adverts were placed as unwanted gifts in January alone, so this year we want even more people to find what they really want. Keep on reading to learn how to make the most of this campaign!

2017-01-07 00:00:48By Natalie Reynolds

Animals

Where’s Mum? – Puppies and their mothers

For anyone who loves dogs, you will know that in order for dogs to have the best start in life, puppies should stay with their mother until they are 8 weeks old. Preloved strongly oppose puppy trafficking and want to show its members what to do if you want to sell, buy or rehome a puppy. Remember to always ask "where's mum?"

2016-12-14 00:00:16By Justine Dench

Inspiration

Find the Ideal Gift on Preloved this Christmas - The Stigma of Second Hand

We have discussed previously how a word can be very harming. To many, the term “second hand” often is tainted with images of something being broken, dirty or frumpy; but while that may be true in some cases, in many situations it just isn’t the case. At Preloved, we believe second hand items can make excellent gifts, it's just a question of finding the perfect one! Click through to see what we have found onsite.

2016-12-07 00:00:28By Natalie Reynolds

Preloved News

Get into The Christmas Spirit with Preloved’s Advent Calendar

Preloved’s Advent Calendar is back! Hooray! We love this time of year as it’s our chance to give back and say thank you for choosing Preloved to give second chances. We have an advent full of goodies! Stay tuned :)

2016-12-01 00:00:19By Natalie Reynolds

Local & Community

Making Your Own Christmas Decorations and Gifts Is Easier Than You Think!

Preloved member Rachael is a keen crafter and loves sharing her tips and creations to anyone who will listen. Today she discusses DIY Christmas decorations and gifts - they are easier than you think!

2016-11-28 00:00:18By Rachael McLaughlin

Local & Community

Choosing Second Hand Items for Our Baby

When you find out you’re expecting, the first thing you start to notice is just how much baby stuff is in shops. And then when you’ve noticed that, you start to notice how much is on TV, in magazines, billboards… And, especially when it’s your first, you want everything new. Rachael tells us how they decided to buy second hand for their daughter.

2016-10-22 00:00:00By Rachael McLaughin