Thrift Store Runway was an online fashion contest created as part of the movement to Bring Back National Thrift Week, which used to be a vibrant celebration of the virtue of thrift in America. From the early part of the twentieth century on up through the 1960s, Thrift Week events flourished from coast to coast. Somewhere along the way, though, the idea of thrift seems to have fallen out of fashion.
Thrift Store Runway and Bring Back Thrift Week are both owned and operated by Templeton Press, a 501(c)3 non-profit book publisher, located just outside Philadelphia. Many of our books study the classic virtues such as forgiveness, purpose, generosity, honesty, kindness, and, of course, thrift.