Cootehill, Ireland Thrifts

Cootehill, Ireland Thrifts

If you needed convincing that thrifting is widespread, imagine our surprise at finding four thrift stores in the market town of Cootehill in County Cavan, Ireland, population 1,853.     Three of them -- the Palliative Care Charity Shop (run by the Irish Hospice Foundation), Vincent’s (run by St. Vincent’s de Paul) and New2U Charity [...]

Is Mending Having a Moment?

Is Mending Having a Moment?

Three years ago, Allison took a darning class at French General in Los Angeles, the always-on-trend store with new and vintage fabric, notions, trims and French ephemera  run by designer Kaari Meng. It's the sort of store that hits all the right notes, and its workshops, field trips and European excursions are our idea of [...]