Last Week in Thrift - March 27, 2017

joseph knowles has found success as a stylist online after s1

In this Last Week in Thrift we venture to the Canadian west coast to see how a style star does it in Thrift shops. Also a 75 year old man gets a fresh start running a thrift shop and we see once again how your purchase at MCC Thrift makes a difference in lives around the world.

Thrifted: Vancouver men's style star finds big business in thrift store threads

Mar 24, 2017 | Vancouver Sun

Knowles says his thrifting experience has also led to styling, branding and even travel opportunities for local and international brands looking to tap into men’s fashion followers on social media and Reddit.

“It’s been fun to make a job out of it,” he says of the transition.

So, with his personal social media brand and influence growing thanks to his thrifting hobby — it may soon be time to pick up a fancy suit or two at a full-priced store, right?

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75 Year Old Man Takes on Task of Running Local Thrift Shop

Mar 23, 2017 | WQAD

Rhodes took on the venture a year ago because he wanted something to do after retiring from Anchor Coupling in Dixon. Now, he spends every Monday through Saturday at the shop and helps out people with low incomes in the process.

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Green jacket bought in thrift store for $5 now selling for thousands

Mar 23, 2017 | Golf.com

While a trip to your local thrift store could lead to the discovery of a unique clothing item to round out your wardrobe, rarely does it result in finding something of real value... like an official Augusta National Golf Club green jacket.

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Nonprofit thrifts must find balance

Mar 27, 2017 | Golden Isles News

To have a successful store, Davis said, they must also have a healthy influx of donations, since that constitutes its entire inventory.

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Thrift Making a Difference

Your purchase is a gift to the world. Here's how shopping at MCC Thrift Shops makes a difference through programs offered by MCC.

A fresh start

Mar 21, 2017 - MCC

An MCC partner in Mymensingh, Bangladesh called Pobitra is helping hundreds of women move out of sex work by offering a safe haven to learn job skills.

One woman, Chandi, whose real name isn’t being used to protect her identity, now owns a roadside confectionery shop with her husband where they sell tea, biscuits, cigarettes, and cold drinks.

“I can dignify my life. The customers are respecting me which is helping me to run the business. All these are possible because of Pobitra.”

 

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