Making a Difference to Planet and People
Re-store is a not-for-profit thrift store in Bengaluru, India. It accepts donations of pre-loved clothing, household articles, furniture, etc., that are in good condition, which are then offered for sale at the physical store set in a semi-rural setting off Whitefield Main Road at nominal prices.
Since its inception in 2017, Re-store has promoted the concepts of ‘reduce, reuse and share’ by offering a platform to reuse and share. This little store has also been a great leveler, with affordable prices attracting people from different strata of the society.
A select few items are sold through online social media platforms Facebook(@restoreblr) and Instagram(@thrift.restoreblr).
All sales proceeds from Re-store are ploughed back in the place where the store exists. This is in the form of medical support to the needy, or scholarships to deserving students or livelihood generation, or support to the community.
With the motto of sustainability at its core, Re-store has had a positive impact on both the environment as well as people (including donors, buyers, workers, etc.)
Re-store serves as an important channel for people to give away their used belongings instead of discarding it, while also spreading happiness to the many buyers from the lower socio-economic areas to whom these items are now made accessible.
Simultaneously, it serves the needs of those who are conscious of the environment and are therefore on the lookout for quality pre-loved products. The idea is to share cherished possessions that gave someone joy for years but are now set to spread that joy to other people.
The one-of-a-kind idea of the store has also helped spread awareness around the value of pre-loved clothing, harms of fast fashion and the importance of sustainable fashion and living.
The location as well as timings are updated on Google, you can use this information to plan your visit.
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