Charities we support

We’re proud to support some brilliant charities who are working hard to make the world a bit brighter.

Waste not, want not

We do everything we can to ensure Boden clothing never ends up in landfill by donating unsold and faulty (but still wearable) items to charity. We’re partnering with Newlife, National Police Aid Convoys, Scope, M25M and jailbirds. Customers who participate in our ‘Pass it On’ recycling scheme contribute to this work. 

Newlife is changing the lives of thousands of disabled and terminally ill children across the UK by supporting them and their families by fast-tracking life-changing equipment. They fund high-quality research which aims to improve health and support a better quality of life. And support families with tailored help through a nurse-manned national helpline. In 2020 and 2021, we donated over 7 tonnes of clothing to Newlife, which was sold to generate donations. 

Similarly, the National Police Aid Convoys (NPAC) is a fantastic organisation that delivers humanitarian aid to disaster zones or places that need emergency support. Since 2019, we’ve donated not fit for sale clothing to The Commonwealth of Dominica, Syria and Africa. 

We’ve worked with the charity, Scope since 2013. During this time, sales of over £1 million have assisted their campaign towards a fairer and more equal society for people with disabilities, providing them with practical information and emotional support. 

We’ve also donated 30 tonnes of clothing to countries in urgent need and over 100,000 items to our US charity partner M25M and British initiative jailbirds, a social enterprise supporting young female offenders in prisons through the discovery of art, creativity, and life skills..

A collection of colourful knitwear
Decorative illustration

British baby banks

For the past year, we’ve been working with British baby banks in order to support families who could do with a helping hand. So far, we’ve donated almost 500 items of clothing to Baby Basics, Little Village and AberNecessities, and we’d now be delighted if you’d consider doing the same.

Not only is donating to initiatives such as this a gesture of togetherness in these uncertain times, it’s also a good thing for the planet. Taking part couldn’t be simpler. All you need to do is box up the items (your latest Boden packaging would be great) and send them on.

We’re looking for clean, stain-free clothing in sizes 0–6 years, baby and children’s bed linen and towels. Please don’t send anything with ‘mummy’ or ‘daddy’ on it, or which references a religious festival such as Christmas. Donations will be stored for 72 hours before use to ensure they’re Covid secure.

Restoring rainforest with REGUA

We’ve purchased 62 acres of deforested land in Brazil which will support the planting of around 25,000 trees – a significant contribution towards reducing carbon in the atmosphere and biodiversity protection. This land will be managed and restored by REGUA, whose mission is the long-term conservation of the Atlantic Rainforest and its biodiversity in the Guapiaçu valley, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

We’re also proud to work with the National Forest and contribute to their vision for a more sustainable future. With our warehouse in Leicester located next door to a major new National Forest woodland, it felt like a natural step to give a donation which was equivalent to supporting 2000 trees in the Forest. For almost 30 years the National Forest has been demonstrating that wildlife can be restored across 200 square miles of Central England through the creation of woodlands.

Image of the rainforest

25,000
new trees
in Brazil?
Yes please.

More charities we’re working with
Doing good doesn’t stop here