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Rag News: March 2018


The Art of the Exchange Could your organization use some Big Box store returns such as bikes or clothing to supplement your thrift sales? If so, consider the option of trading a trailer load of like-new products in exchange for your mixed rags bales. In times when thrift stores have to be creative to raise … Continue reading Rag News: March 2018

Vintage Purchases and the Value of a Vintage “Story”


Folks like Dorothy Nicol carve out their own stories by building a second-hand wardrobe. Nicol has spent years collecting vintage items which she later shared with audiences in her town’s Masonic hall. The material, some of which dates back to the 1800s, includes among other items, a love of flappers. Like many who invest in … Continue reading Vintage Purchases and the Value of a Vintage “Story”

The Financial and Environmental Benefits of Giving Life to Old Materials


According to the Huffington Post and the U.S Department of Commerce, thrift stores are increasingly becoming big business, while retail store sales are dropping overall. Ithaca.com reported that these sales prove that, “there is a ready market of buyers willing and able to pay large sums of money to purchase used clothing, shoes, and textiles.” This interest … Continue reading The Financial and Environmental Benefits of Giving Life to Old Materials

Rag News: February 2018


Capsacks: Rev Up Your Revenue Through Improved Packaging Every thrift store should know that capsacks are becoming a value-added packaging option.  Why? Mainly because this packaging option opens their salvage products to new markets, offering higher buy prices. Many end-users are now requiring this packaging, especially for loads going overseas. Capsack categories include:  paired used … Continue reading Rag News: February 2018

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