The Beehive


 We are The Beehive: From the Community, For the Community

The Beehive began in 2017, as a pop-up shop in Ashford town centre for the month of October. The idea was that we wanted to offer a beautiful shopping experience with good quality second-hand clothing, donated from the community; for the community.

At the very heart of The Beehive is a place where women who can’t afford clothing can be referred by local services to come and get clothes for free. The Beehive is not a ‘charity’ shop, it is a place of dignity and beauty where paying customers and referred women, share the very same boutique experience. The only difference is that when the clothes are scanned into the till, our referred women’s total clocks up to £0.

Our aim has always been that every woman who enters our shop is made to feel beautiful, valued, and that they matter and we can’t wait to continue changing lives in Ashford.

The Beehive opens it’s doors permanently on Saturday 24th November at 2 North Street Ashford, TN24 8JN.

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‘The Beehive: A beautiful shopping experience; from the community, for the community.’ 

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Becca (Shop Manager) and Nic (Project Overseer), get the keys to 2 North Street- November 2018.

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