What is Thrift Collective?
We are a secondhand clothing marketplace that is working to make thrift shopping easy. Our clothes are sourced directly from thrift and consignment stores, and we curate relevant collections with the help of fashion experts and resellers. All products on our marketplace are endorsed by stylists, measured accurately using artificial intelligence , and shipped in sustainable materials straight from our vendors.
When you shop on Thrift Collective, you are supporting the nonprofits and small businesses that list to our marketplace. They are thrift shops, vintage stores, consignment boutiques, and individual resellers that all share a common belief that there is value in the things that already exist—if you just know where to look.
In order to make thrift shopping easier, we created a tagging system that lets you see the handful of products that are relevant to you and your body. Feel free to browse by size, brand, and item type—but also check out our collections, featured shops, vendors, stylists, daily deals, and other categories. You might discover a new way to shop that you hadn't thought of before!
So if you want to learn a little bit about sustainable fashion, shop for some affordable pieces, or just browse around, we hope that you are able to find something here that helps you see the value in secondhand.
Hearing your feedback is very important to us! Right now, we are in our soft launch - and are trying to learn from your experience today so we can truly create the new used tomorrow.
Whoever you are, you are welcome in our collective.
Writing an origin story is not easy - it is very hard to know where to begin. Is it our first sale? The first time our logo was sketched on a napkin? Probably not. Those moments were important, but our origin story has been a long time in the making.
We could say that Thrift Collective started in Jackson's basement. It was a solo project at this point, and it certainly wasn’t a Collective.
We could say that Thrift Collective started a few months later when John joined on and we began building the structure of the business over Zoom while quarantined 10 miles apart. At this point we had the name, but it still wasn't a Collective.
You could even say it started when we moved into an apartment in Ballard, set up a four bedroom “warehouse” and hired some recent college graduates to be “Operations Coordinators” and “Social Media Producers”. At this point, we were getting closer ...
... But Thrift Collective really started when 14 of the most stylish folks in Seattle took a chance on us and signed on as the first Collectors. They came together from all different walks of life, and they committed to using their voices to push for a better, more sustainable future. They were bloggers, vloggers, stylists, influencers, resellers, models, and activists - but what they all had in common was a belief in our vision. A world where everyone looks to the things that already exist before demanding that more be made.
Our story began when we brought together the people that make us who we are today. Thanks to them, we are more than an idea, a brand, or a company. We are a collective… it's right there in the name.
The future is unpaved; but wherever it takes us, we'll go in Thrift,