This Week in Thrift Stories - Oct 16, 2017

This Week in Thrift Stories - Oct 16, 2017

It's no secret that Halloween is the perfect holiday to consider thrift but we found a host of statistics to prove it. Also JSTOR Daily did a great piece on the how/why this idea of thrift all began and how one teenage boy is using thrift to better the lives of the homeless around him.

Why Halloween Is the Perfect Holiday to Consider Thrift

Oct 4, 2017 | Sustainable Brands

Two-thirds of North Americans say they try to maximize their Halloween budgets by shopping at thrift stores, plus 83 percent of U.S. and 88 percent of Canadian consumers state that secondhand or thrift stores are great places to find costumes.

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How thrift stores were born

Oct 16, 2017 | JSTOR Daily

These early thrift store predecessors were relatively simple: Impoverished people became organizations’ workforce, collecting unwanted goods and refurbishing them. The pieces that could be salvaged were then sold at junk shops and the money put back into the programs.

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Teen turns thrift store finds into unique clothing for the homeless

Oct 13, 2017 | CBS News

In our series "A More Perfect Union" we aim to show that what unites us as Americans is far greater than what divides us. We meet two strangers who've come together to help the homeless. It began with a teenager's passion to put a new spin on clothes from thrift stores.

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