CSE Hosts First Thrift Fair for Students to Shop Sustainably

Karolina Kepa, Chicago sophomore, found a vibrant tie-dye shirt at the thrift fair, hosted by CSE (Photo by Cade Thomas).

In an effort to encourage Albion Students to have more sustainable closets, the Center for Sustainability and the Environment (CSE) hosted a thrift fair. CSE students Justin Loukotka, Ashlynn Reed, Haley Marion, Uma Williams, Delia Nieves and others kept the pop-up thrift shop open throughout the afternoon on Jan. 27, selling clothes that they had gathered as donations from Albion students during the fall semester. 

The event drew plenty of foot traffic into the main floor of the Kellogg Center, as students shopped around and updated their wardrobes. 

According to Marion, the main goal of the event was to encourage sustainable practices in the Albion community. 

“It’s been a great experience, I’ve had a lot of fun and it’s been great to build our community and make it more sustainable,” Marion said.

Ashlynn Reed, Blissfield junior writes on a whiteboard as the event began, encouraging people to come shop (Photo by Cade Thomas).
Members of CSE also took some time to shop around themselves (Photo by Cade Thomas).
Students dug through the clothes at the thrift fair, which were donated by other students (Photo by Cade Thomas).
Shepardson, Williams, Loukotka, Marion and Nieves, the CSE students who hosted the event, spent time taking payments and bringing new clothing out to the floor (Photo by Cade Thomas)


This article has been edited to correctly identify Ashlynn Reed and Alaina Shepardson, who were previously misidentified.  

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Cade Thomas is a third year student from Detroit, Michigan. He is a fine arts major that works as a freelance photographer during the summer. Contact Cade via email at BCT11@albion.edu.

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