FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – You buy meat by the pound and coffee by the pound, why not clothes by the pound? In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, one North Texas thrift store is now giving you the option.
Goodwill has long been known for their thrift shops, now the location on Campus Drive in Fort Worth is re-opening as something different. “This is actually the first outlet for us,” explained acting CEO David Cox. “We’ve converted one of our existing stores into it and it’s basically a last stop for donations.”READ MORE: Day 2 Of The State Fair Of Texas Brings Visitors Fun, Football & Fried Food
The outlet will offer clothing, that hasn’t sold in other stores, to consumers for $1.35 a pound.
Officials with Goodwill Industries say the non-profit was green “before it was cool” but that the latest collaboration allows them to decrease their carbon footprint even more. “We’re launching a new recycling initiative along with this outlet store, where we can take the donations that don’t sell and break them down into metals, and plastics and wood,” Cox said. “We’re trying to keep more out of the landfill than ever before. This is a way that we can really do that.”
You may have never considered buying clothes by the pound, but Cox said the bulk purchases are appealing to many North Texans. “A lot of people that would resell the items at flea markets, a lot of people who do hobbies and things like that, with items that they don’t want to pay the full price in a typical Goodwill Store.”READ MORE: No Injuries Reported After Propane Tank Explosion At Texas Motor Speedway
There are high hopes for the outlet since the “poppin’ tags” craze has made thrift stores even more popular. Cox said, “It’s becoming very trendy with the youth trying to find their own look and not wanting to buy into the typical look that you would see at the mall.”
In addition to clothes there are also large items, like furniture, available for sale… but those items will be priced as marked.
The new Goodwill Outlet is located at 4005 Campus Drive and is open Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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