Community is at the heart of River Island. Giving back and making a positive impact where it
matters most has always been important to us.

With stores across the UK, and an international community that stretches around the globe,
we’re dedicated to making a difference wherever we are.

By partnering with inspirational charities, we support the incredible work they do locally, nationally and globally.

River Island has partnered with NewLife since 1991, regularly donating clothing to be reused or resold and raising over ?3m by donating money raised via the 10p plastic bag levy in the UK, which goes directly to Newlife.

Newlife changes the lives of disabled or terminally ill children and their families.

They provide specialist equipment to families in need, supporting families through a dedicated Nurse service.

Newlife also campaigns to give disabled children and their families a voice, and helps fund pioneering medical research.

River Island has partnered with Fashion Targets Breast Cancer for over 25 years, raising millions of pounds through our FTBC products.

This campaign helps Breast Cancer Now to provide life-changing care to people affected by breast cancer, as well as funding world-class research into prevention, detection and treatment.
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River Island has supported The Prince’s Trust on their International Women’s Day campaigns for a number of years, helping to bring much needed awareness to causes that the charity supports.

The Prince's Trust supports young people from disadvantaged communities and those facing the greatest adversity, giving them the opportunity to create a better future through employment, education and enterprise.
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Our campaigns with Mind raise money to support their vital work, as well as furthering their goal of improving awareness and understanding surrounding mental health.

Mind provides support and information to those facing mental health challenges, with campaigns to improve policy and attitudes towards mental health.
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Since 2007, River Island and the Lewis family have partnered with Magic Bus to provide support for India’s most marginalised children.

Magic Bus puts India's most marginalised children and young people on the path from Childhood to Livelihood. Using sport, play and mentoring, they learn skills that help them leave poverty behind.
River Island have assisted with the expansion of their programme in the Indian state of Karnataka and further develop their work in the London borough of Lambeth.
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In addition to sharing advice and guidance from children’s mental health charity Place2Be, we have co-ordinated campaigns – including our “Layers of Love” campaign – to raise money to support their work across the country

A mental health charity specifically focused on the wellbeing of children, Place2Be provides counselling, mental health support and training in UK schools.
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In partnership with Ecologi, we have already planted over 150,000 trees to help counter the impact of greenhouse gas emissions.

Ecologi is a not-for-profit social enterprise, supporting projects helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These include carbon reduction projects such as conservation, reforestation, and renewable energy generation.
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Since 2011, River Island and the Lewis family have worked alongside Young Epilepsy, on projects including the construction of their school and their outreach to universities.

Young Epilepsy is the UK’s biggest charity supporting children and young people with epilepsy and related-conditions, working towards a society where they are enabled to thrive and fulfil their potential.
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We participate in a mentoring scheme with the The Amos Bursary , pairing leaders from across River Island with students, to encourage and support them to follow their dreams.

The Amos Bursary ensures talented people of African and Caribbean descent have the opportunity to excel in education and beyond. The charity is transforming lives and normalising success, for young black men and women.
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SUSTAINABILITY

We’re making fashion a force for good.

From handbags to HQ, from our suppliers, to you – we’re committed to making fashion that’s kinder to the planet and its people. We call it our Kind Society.

THE KIND SOCIETY