If you’ve ever heard someone say they’re going to go thrifting, you might be wondering what they mean. Simply put, thrifting means to go shopping at a thrift store, garage sale, or flea market where you’ll find gently used items or surplus products which are stored in a corner in the houses. Thrift-shopping is a great way to buy resale high-end art supplies and books well below retail prices.
Shopping in thrift stores is a significantly more sustainable way to shop. When you choose second-hand over quality art supplies and the books which are in good conditions, it decreases the buying of the expensive art supplies by the artists and students and to explore the different genres of the books that’s giving back something to encourage the creators to grow. The unused items don’t require more resources to produce- they’re already made! More and more people are giving pre-loved art supplies and books a second chance at life and for a good reason. In short, Thrifting is cheaper, sustainable & thrifting gives back to the community.