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Ahmedabad Neighborhood Provides ‘Thrifting’ a New Spin


India Recycles is a group headed by Renu Pokharna that collects garments and different gadgets from folks to promote them at nominal charges within the distant villages of Ahmedabad.

A group of kids in Ahmedabad led by Renu Pokharna collects unused gadgets from homes, and types and cleans them to promote in distant villages for a nominal price.

This group is India Recycles which started its operations in 2021 to make items obtainable to the poor. The gadgets may be something, from garments to footwear and cutleries to house home equipment. 

“The concept is to provide a brand new spin to thrift shops which continues to be an elite idea in India,” says Renu. “We invite donors to the areas the place gross sales occur which inspires them to provide extra. It additionally makes us realise what number of undesirable purchases we make daily whereas a piece of individuals can’t even afford requirements.”

The members of the group place drop packing containers at a number of areas in Ahmedabad metropolis. The collected gadgets are sorted, cleaned and segregated earlier than promoting for a worth between Rs 10-50.

Nearly 70 per cent of the gadgets are offered throughout the first hour of taking them to completely different distant areas every weekend. The shoppers really feel dignified too as they pay a worth for the products.

The group has tied up with cafes, workplaces, universities and housing societies to make assortment centres. They attempt to make use of all of the gadgets obtained by collaborating with native labourers and designers to transform them into luggage, equipment, mattresses and extra.

India Recycles hopes to make thrifting obtainable throughout India. As step one, they plan to achieve extra areas of Gujarat by the tip of this 12 months.

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Edited by Yoshita Rao

Fature picture credit: Fb/India Recycles

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