2nd Take is a commecrial franchise group and not a charity shop, but we support many Charities

2nd Take Fashion Franchise is not a Charity shop

At 2nd Take we are passionate on how to be environmentally friendly and take our social responsibility seriously. We believe that every business, big or small can add value, not only through its green products or services, but also in social uplifting programs, charities and by taking care of the environment. One does not have to be a charity shop to contribute meaningful. Both businesses and individuals have a responsibility towards the world we live in and we at 2nd Take try our best to give back where we believe we can make a positive impact. Find out below about the various charities we support in South Africa.

2nd Take Fashion Franchise is not a charity shop, we support many charities

2nd Take is not a charity store, but we support The Street Store

2nd Take is not a charity shop, but we support the street store

2nd Take participated in a great social initiative called The Street Store. A first of its kind in the world. The Street store also known as the pop up shop for the homeless is a street side store that you could donate your clothes to and homeless people could come choose 3 items of clothing. It is a concept that is trying to bridge the social gap between the haves and have not’s. If you missed out on being able to donate don’t fear you could wait for a street store in your area or do one better and host your own street store just check out there website for all the details.

2nd Take and the Urban Rural Development & Capacity Building Project in Langa

Albeit not being a charity shop, our business is low risk retail franchises. We not only help with supplying merchandise to the new entrepreneurs and vendors, but also with valuable retail operations training.

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2nd Take and the Desmond Tutu TB Centre

2nd Take is not a charity shop, but we often work with The Desmond Tutu TB Centre and the Brooklyn Chest Hospital on fantastic initiatives.

The centre organizes days filled with fun activities for the children at Brooklyn Chest suffering from TB. As part of this event 2nd Take donates suitable clothing, non-perishable foodstuff and toys to be given to the kids (aged 6 months to 13 years) on the day.

2nd Take always is keep to help and we offer our premises in Sea Point as a drop off zone for any donations that you may want to make.

For more info on the centre please visit the Desmond Tutu TB Centre webpage.


One of the many ways in which we do this at 2nd Take is to support local charities on an ongoing basis. We donate our unwanted new or second hand clothing items to mainly three of the well established and reputable local charity organisations in Cape Town.

You are welcome to drop off your unwanted 2nd hand clothing with us and we will donate it to one of our charity organisations for you. Some of Charities we support on a ongoing basis are:

  • The Homestead, established in 1982, is a shelter for street children in Cape Town
  • St Anne’s Homes, established in 1942, provides shelter, care, and empowerment of destitute, abused and disadvantaged mothers and their children.
  • The Haven Night Shelter Welfare Organisation, established in 1978, provides temporary shelter, physical care, social welfare and family re-unification services to adult homeless persons typically described as “street people” or “vagrants” in the Western Cape.

2nd Take and the Big Issue

2nd Take Fashion Franchise is not a charity shop, we support The Big Issue

2nd Take were thrilled to work on a great project with the Big Issue.

The Big Issue believes in helping vendors and their families with a training and development programme where they can manage their own money and are given the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to move up into the formal job market. 2nd Take is not a Charity shop, but we can help with developing a vendor sales process in the hoeless community.  The Big Issue creates jobs for the unemployed and homeless.

2nd Take were very excited to get on board as we donated a heap of fantastic designer clothes to Big Issue. We were delighted to hear the positive responses from the vendors as they try on the clothes and most often give us a mini fashion show. How delighful!

2nd Take and the TCD Trust

2nd Take Fashion Franchise is not a charity shop, we support TCD Trust

2nd Take was excited to partner with the TCD Trust to help a community involved project. The Tourism Community Development Trust is a registered non-profit organization. Their mission is to make a difference in South Africa’s communities by consolidating the fundraising and social investment efforts of companies within the South African Tourism Industry.

We were delighted to hear that our donation of clothing was distributed to the woman and teachers at RGG creche in Phillipi. The TCD informed us that there was a great sense of festivity at the creche on a rather cold and bleak morning. The women and children are so grateful for the clothes as they can now keep warm this winter.

We are proud to support the TCD Trust and the woman and children of the RGG creche. We hope the progress of the creche goes from strength to strength with continued support. Check out the RGG creche pictures here.

2nd Take is the largest and leading consignment second-hand clothing retail Franchise Group in South Africa with boutique shops in Cape Town and Pretoria, as well as a convenient online shopping option.

2nd Take stocks exclusive designer brands and high street labels, often not available for purchase anywhere else in South Africa. For information on our unique and outstanding designer second-hand clothes, please send your e-mail to onlinesales@2ndtake.co.za.

For more information on our low risk Franchise Options, to request our 2nd Take Franchise Disclosure Document or to apply for one of our low risk Franchises, please send your e-mail to franchise@2ndtake.co.za and we will call you back.