The Beehive

We have a beautiful women’s second hand clothing shop in the heart of Ashford, but The Beehive is not just any shop…

The Beehive began in 2017, as a pop-up shop in Ashford town centre for the month of October as part of Thousand Hours. 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 opened it’s doors permanently in November 2018 and we now are settled in at 2 North Street Ashford, TN24 8JN.

As well as having beautiful clothes we also have a café where you can sit and enjoy coffee and cake; have a rest and catch your breath. We’d love to see you soon!

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