Wednesday, August 17th is National Thrift Shop Day!
Thrifting has become a more popular way to shop in the last few years as an emphasis has been put on sustainability, reuse, and slow fashion. This means more people are open to buying used items for a much cheaper price than purchasing new ones. The positive side of this is that less items are ending up in landfills or being sent overseas as waste products.
According to the ThredUp 2022 Report, secondhand sales are expected to grow 8x faster than the overall apparel market. In the US, almost 75% of people have either shopped secondhand or are open to it since 2022. Over 53% of people have purchased secondhand since 2020! Buyers are considering buying secondhand goods now more than ever. Gen Z and Millennial’s are leading the charge at with approximately 60% looking in the secondhand market before buying new.
With inflation making a dent in everyone’s wallet, there’s never been a better time to try thrifting. At Stouffville’s own thrift shop, the Care and Share, you can find great quality items for cheap with weekly deals of 75% off! The Care and Share Thrift Shop has been active in Stouffville for over 40 years and can be found at 33 Ringwood Dr.
The other benefit of thrift shopping, is that many stores, including Care and Share, are non profit thrift stores where your purchase goes to support great programs across Ontario, Canada, and across the World! With over 170 people actively volunteering at the Care and Share, there are plenty of opportunities to give back to your community through donating your time and skills.
This August 17th, why not celebrate National Thrift Shop Day by coming by the Care and Share to check us out and enjoy some drinks and treats!