Berlin college students launch in-school thrift retailer

BERLIN — Working at a neighborhood thrift retailer, Berlin Excessive College senior Lara Hodas started considering it might be nice to convey a second-hand clothes store on to her fellow college students.

Hodas’ good friend Genesis Del Bois, a BHS junior, shared that imaginative and prescient, and the 2 approached their principal with the thought.

Of their pitch, the women mentioned cash generated via the thrift retailer may go to BHS’s DECA enterprise program, and different college teams.

Principal Eileen Eustis was bought, and Hodas and Del Bois set out gathering donations of high-quality clothes for the store, Redcoat Resale.

“This will probably be a great way to reuse and repurpose garments, to scale back waste and save sources, and to advertise sustainable trend within the college district,” Hodas mentioned.

Situated subsequent door to the DECA room at Berlin Excessive College, Redcoat Resale is open throughout college hours, and college students take turns manning the shop all through the day.

Alongside beforehand worn objects, the in-school store additionally affords model new BHS Redcoat gear.

And shortly, second-hand equipment will probably be out there.

“I really like the truth that this was utterly student-driven,” mentioned Eustis. “Our college students are very artistic and keen about essential causes, and I’m happy that we will help their efforts. I encourage college students to test it out and do some procuring. There are some nice bargains.”

Redcoat Resale accepts clothes donations from the general public.

“Personally, myself and a few of my buddies will take nice satisfaction in having the ability to curate the clothes and resell it, as we’re avid thrift buyers and are keen about the environment and the way ‘quick trend’ contributes to waste,” mentioned Hodas.

To make a donation to Redcoat Resale, e mail Nicholas Smith at [email protected]. Additionally, Redcoat Resale is on Instagram, @redcoatresale.

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