Thrift Shop Recycling
Idzior says that any shoes that don't sell in Detroit, along with surplus accessories and toys from its other southeastern Michigan store operations, are sold to a Detroit vendor she declines to name. Clothing and linens, are "bundled in 40,000-pound truck loads and then sold to a vendor in Canada."
Idzior won't name that vendor either but says the sales bring in $2.5 million a year. And she adds, "I can tell you that the operation provides employment for people there."
[Originally published in June, 2013.]