Thrift Stores and Religion Have a History

Thrift Stores and Religion Have a History

Ever since the Salvation Army’s “salvage brigade” was launched in 1897, with scavengers of used clothes receiving lodging and food, religion has played a leading role in the re-use industry. Historian Jennifer Le Zotte has detailed this connection in her 2017 book, From Goodwill to Grunge: A History of Secondhand Styles and Alternative Economies. Another [...]

Free Clothes Swap!

Free Clothes Swap!

What could be better than free clothes? Free clothes plus an opportunity to clean out your own closet, that's what. The first-ever clothes swap sponsored by the Palm Springs Cultural Center took place on Leap Day, Feb. 29, as a pop-up event adjacent to the regular Saturday morning certified farmer's market. The swap was the [...]