Thrifting redefined by Jay Katari

The number one and most clear, reason to go for thrift shopping is its kindness on the environment. Something that might have ended up in a landfill, reject the biodegrade and wreaking general long term havoc, can now have a second chance at life in your closet, on your house’s wall or in your own kitchen.

Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. Recycling can prevent the waste of potentially useful materials and reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, thereby reducing: energy usage, air pollution, and water pollution.

Benefits of Recycling According to Jay Katari

  • Green Eco
  • Creating Jobs
  • Helping Community


  1. With recycling we can give a second home to more than 20 million pounds of gently-worn, second-hand clothing, shoes and household items that could have otherwise ended up in your local landfill.
  2. The sale of gently-worn clothing, shoes and household items allows us to employ more than 250 team members in our retail stores. Our bulk purchases to our non-profit and for-profit suppliers allows them to employ hundreds of people in their clothing collection programs nationwide.
  3. We are a great neighbor in the communities we serve. We support several local causes in the communities our stores are located in. Each and every year we give a percentage of our sales to local cancer charities during breast cancer awareness month. We love to support great causes at Thrift City.

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