What is a "soft launch?"
Thrift Collective is a new kind of secondhand marketplace that gives you a chance to support PNW thrift stores while also connecting with a sustainable community of collectors.
There is a lot of behind the scenes work that goes into that model, and so we opened our store for a soft launch so we could:
1. Support the hard work of our original collectors
2. Get some feedback from users on what we need to adjust
3. Share what we have been working on with the world!
A soft launch is a trial by fire—you never know what you are going to find out until you give it a try. For example, did you know that the Ballard Sip and Ship in Seattle is one of best places to take your mail? They have great scones and are so friendly!
The soft launch has some limitations. You may not see a lot of options in your size right now, and you might not see a lot of clothing that matches your style. That is totally ok, and we still want to hear that feedback! The most important thing is that we establish a marketplace that can be welcoming and inclusive no matter how many items are on the site.
Suggestions are always so appreciated. Please fill out this form so your voice can be heard when we truly launch.
We are creating a marketplace that makes shopping for used clothing as convenient and fun as shopping for new clothing, and we are doing it by supporting the people that are in this ecosystem already. It is so great to have you here at the very beginning of this moment!