Rethink Reuse

A Call to Action for Consumers, Companies, and Communities

In this series sponsored by Savers, we’ll take a deep look at the power of reuse. We’ll explore the economic, social and environmental benefits of reuse and upcycling and spotlight organizations that are innovating in apparel and beyond.

A new report from Savers is all about this challenge. The global thrift retailer surveyed 3,000 Americans and Canadians about their habits around waste, reuse, and recycling

Rethink the Runway: Mainstreaming Sustainable Fashion

Americans are gravitating toward sustainable fashion. But there’s a problem: People can’t choose sustainably-sourced clothing if it’s not available on the shelves. Ken…

Clothesline: Canadian Diabetes Association’s Winning Partnership with Value Village

Through Clothesline, the Diabetes Association and Value Village help Canadians reduce waste while funding crucial preventative healthcare services. We speak with Janelle Robertson,…

Together We Can Rethink Reuse

Savers challenged people everywhere this back-to-school season to save millions of gallons of water with one simple act: making their next new tee…

Upcycling Goes High Fashion

This isn't your environmentalist or hippie friend's upcycling anymore. Upcycling is now not only good for the environment. It is high fashion and…

3p Weekend: Innovative Reuse Can Solve Our Waste Problem

To examine how innovative reuse and recycling can address our growing waste problem, we broke down America's largest waste streams and highlighted company…

Your Thrifted T-Shirt is More Than a Good Deal

On August 17, eager shoppers will hit their favorite thrift stores to celebrate National Thrift Shop Day in search of special treasures and…

Have the Job You Want? Help Others Dress for Theirs

“An item of clothing that may not have relevance to one person could mean the world to someone else,” explains Joi Gordon, CEO…

Gen Z: Fashion, Technology and the Sharing Economy

This emerging generation brings a new worldview and different expectations as citizens, employees and consumers -- and they're trending toward sharing and buying…

Unwanted Housewares Become a Lifeline for Big Brothers Big Sisters

The relationship between the for-profit global thrift retailer Savers and the century-old mentoring organization Big Brothers Big Sisters offers a compelling case study…

Businesses Create a Win-Win-Win With Nonprofit Partnerships

The corporate-nonprofit partnership is a rare beast. But when done correctly, such models are a boon for communities, nonprofits and businesses.

Nova Scotia Employs a Novel Recycling Program To Curb Textile Waste

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia is the latest incubator for innovative recycling ideas. And that extends to an innovative public-private partnership model…

What Happens to Donated Clothing?

Americans embrace recycling household waste, yet unwanted clothing is commonly discarded. Many ask: What happens to my donated clothes, and why should I…

3p Weekend: Recycled Art Installations From Around the World

This week we tip our hats to artists around the world who set out to make a statement with their work and inspire…

Think You Know the Three Rs of Waste Management? Think Again!

The three Rs -- reduce, reuse, recycle -- probably ring a bell from your childhood. But most people don't know these repeating consonants…

Education and Awareness Crucial to Stop Landfills from Becoming Laundry Piles

More than 90 percent of old clothing can be reused or recycled, but most North Americans don't know this, a Savers survey found.…

Rethinking Waste: The State of Reuse in North America

Savers, also known in Canada and parts of the U.S. as Value Village, conducted an online survey to see how North Americans feel…