Thryft does good for the people and the planet.

Through our social and environmental initiatives, we aim to bridge the gaps between consumption and doing good.

This way, whether you are donating your items, trading-in for other goods, or simply making a purchase, every step of your journey with Thryft makes a difference.


How We're Making Change For The Community

Books For Charity

We often receive books that are donated by like-minded individuals who share our vision of social sustainability. Thryft gives the credits from the donated books in the form of cash on a post-sales basis to non-profit organisations and initiatives.

1% For The Planet

We make your purchases go further. We commit an additional 1% of our profits to support efforts in tackling urgent environmental issues.

Partners for Change

Non-profit organisations get to list their books on the Thryft platform at no cost, with 100% of all profits from these books going directly back to them. Making a difference takes time, and this is our way of building meaningful long-term partnerships.

Our Progress So Far

$4050.84 donated to Lakeside Family Services to raise funds for childen and youth services.

$2500.86 donated to Morning Star's CareNights programme to provide evening care services for families in need.

$1,476.76 donated to WWF-Singapore's For Nature For Us community and recovery programme

200 wash basins given to migrant workers through Project Chulia Street during the circuit breaker.

22 meals and delivery provided for people in need via The Food Bank Singapore.

Sponsored a life skills training programme at New Hope Community Services’ shelter for displaced families, and the meals and utilities costs for one shelter resident.

$2257.07 donated to Methodist Welfare Services, assisting two low-income families through the pandemic.

Over 160 Partners for Change books sold on our platform, with 100% profits going back to Blessings in a Bag

How We're Making Change For The Environment

Second-hand Books

Second-hand does not have to mean second rate — when handled with care, they can be as good as new. This is why all our books are second-hand from users who have traded-in their old titles and from external partners that we work with. By choosing Thryft, you choose to reduce paper waste and give used books a new life.

Sustainable Packaging

Thryft believes in avoiding unnecessary packaging waste as much as possible. Though our tape-free gift-wrapping method using repurposed or recycled paper is more time-consuming, it means we do not create more waste for the environment. We know it’s not always easy to go sustainable when shopping online, so this is a labour of love from us to you.

Responsible Recycling

We want the best reading experience for you, so not every book that we receive is going to meet our quality standards and make it to the Thryft store. That does not mean we simply dispose of them to the landfills for good. Instead, books that are still in readable conditions are given to our non-profit organisation partners, and the rest are recycled responsibly.

Our Progress So Far

3332kg of books recycled, saving...

...63 trees.

...14,692 kilowatts of energy.

...1396 gallons of oil.

...25,711 gallons of water.

Over 22,000 second-hand books are given a new home.

Over 6,000 single-use poly mailers avoided.