Former Topshop director Jane Shepherdson has been discussing a role at Oxfam's ethical fashion business.

Shepherdson, who received plaudits for her success at the high street retailer, has been negotiating a possible role with the charity, which has 750 shops that raise money to overcome poverty and suffering.

Oxfam confirmed to just-style that Shepherdson would advise on retail development at the charity, with talks ongoing.

She left her job as brand director of the high street chain last October, and is a long-term supporter of Oxfam.
                                                  
Oxfam wants to reposition itself away from some of the negative stereotypes associated with charity shops in the UK, it has said.                                
                                                                                                
Shepherdson will take on a mentoring role with Oxfam's senior retail team, with details of the relationship being firmed up in July.                                                                       
                                                                                                
Oxfam director of trading David McCullough said: "We are at an early stage of talking to Jane about her involvement but suffice to say we are delighted she would like to volunteer her time with us."