Sustainability program introduces campus thrift store

Sustainability program introduces campus thrift store

Fernanda Camacho Hauser, Correspondent

The Statesboro campus’ first ever thrift store is accepting donations in various locations throughout campus until Friday and offering store credit that students can use to purchase clothes in the thrift store when it opens next Wednesday.

The campus thrift store is a result of a team effort between the student organization, Fashion Menagerie, and the Sustainability Programs in order to fight back against fast fashion.

“This thrift store can help our campus prevent that increase of waste and give students a sustainable way to donate and shop that can discourage fast fashion production,” said Geneisa Ragin, president of Fashion Menagerie.

According to a GS Newsroom release, those who donate clothes, hygiene products, nonperishable food items and cleaning supplies for the Eagle Essentials Food Pantry will receive shopping credits to use in the campus thrift store. 

The store will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Russell Union Rotunda from March 31, to April 1. For more information about clothing drop off locations and the store credits as well as other initiatives you can visit their page.