PlanetAid is a non-profit that collects and recycles used clothing “to protect the environment and support sustainable development in impoverished communities around the world.” For years, they’ve done so by collecting donations in big metal bins marked with their distinctive yellow and blue logo. As of this week, the organization will sell some of the clothes it collects in its first-ever thrift store–which just happens to be located in Baltimore.
Baltimore is the natural choice for PlanetAid’s first store, since the non-profit is headquartered in Elkridge. The retail store opens today, and is located at 5425 Baltimore National Pike. You can see a preview of some of the items for sale here. The store will also take donations.
The store is a pilot project; if all goes well, you can expect to see more PlanetAid thrift stores in the area–and maybe even across the region.